Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

NOTE: CCEA will not be accepting entries from English centres for GCSE courses that begin in or after September 2012

GCSE Physical Education

This specification in GCSE Physical Education is available for first teaching from September 2009. We will make the first awards in 2011.

This specification gives students opportunities to:

  • improve their fitness levels and skills through a range of physical activities;
  • improve their performance in different types of physical activity and roles such as player, participant, leader and official;
  • develop their ability to take part independently and successfully in different types of physical activity;
  • develop and continue their involvement in physical activity as part of a healthy, active lifestyle;
  • be aware of and appreciate their own and others’ cultures in the area of physical education;
  • be creative and develop decision-making skills to help them plan for performances and respond to changing situations; and
  • make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.

The specification provides a good base for further study at a more advanced level, including courses such as AS and A2 Level Physical Education, Sports Studies and BTEC (National) Sport.