Director of Sport: Mr M Humphrey, BSc (Hons) Portsmouth
Head of Girls’ PE: Mrs K Hobson, BA (Hons) Brighton (Maternity leave)
PE Teacher: Mrs J Hayden, BA (Hons) Wales
PE Teacher: Miss C Phillips, BSc (Hons) Brunel
PE Teacher: Mrs C Gilding-Brant, BA Brighton
Athletic Performance Lead Coach: Mr N Standing, BSc St Mary’s Twickenham
Sports Assistant Miss G Cowdery, BSc Bournemouth
Outdoor Education: Mr P Hills
Do you want to learn about how to improve your own sporting performance? Or the performance of others? Explain the role physical activity has in developing a good overall health? Help break down some of the barriers to sport? This is the subject for you! The course helps develop skills which prepare you for the further study of PE or sports science courses as well as other related subject areas such as psychology, sociology and biology. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry.
Component 1: Physical factors affecting Performance
Component 2: Socio-Cultural Issues and Sports Psychology
Component 3: Performance in Physical Education (Practical & Coursework)
It is essential that if you are considering this course you consult a member of the PE Department, as there is an emphasis on practical ability. An aptitude for science is also essential.
For further information of the course visit: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/physical-education-j587-from-2016/
Paper 1: Physical factors affecting Performance
Paper 2: Socio-Cultural Issues and Sports Psychology
Coursework and Practical: Performance in Physical Education (Practical & Coursework)
It is essential that all pupils considering this course consult a member of the PE Department, as there is an emphasis on practical ability. An aptitude for science is also essential.
Why Study Physical Education?
• Are you interested in how the human body works?
• Would you like to find out more about the psychology and nutrition work used by elite
• Are you considering a career within sport education?
• Have you wondered how sport developed from the early 18th century through to its present day impact on culture?
• Do you enjoy taking part in sport?
• Applied Anatomy and Physiology
• Skill Acquisition
• Sport and Society
• Biomechanical Movement
• Sport Psychology
• Sport and Society and the role of Technology in Physical Activity and Sport.
Skill Acquisition and Sport Psychology complement one another perfectly, as shown in relating stages of learning to self-efficacy theory and the effects of social inhibition to teaching styles and methods of guidance. The synoptic approach adopted throughout the course will help enhance your understanding of the neurological aspects of top sport performance.
A2 – Two written theory papers, totalling – 70%
A2 – Practical Assessment on either a coach or performer in one chosen activity – 30%