Physical Education


Why do I have to study Physical Education?

Physical Education (PE) plays a vital role in the development of young people. A healthy active lifestyle provides opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. As well as the obvious physical benefits, the subject promotes a range of social skills and encourages students to work together and develop leadership qualities.

Physical Education allows students to compete in sport and other activities to build character and helps to embed values such as fairness and respect.

How will I be examined?

There is no examination for Core PE.

What will I study?

Leadership and volunteering courses eg. Sports Leader Level 1.

Many different practical activities including football, basketball and badminton as well as St John’s Ambulance First Aid and Fitness qualifications.

Recommended text books, additional reading and online resources

  • Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport Specification First teaching September 2018: Issue 7
  • BTEC First Award Sport (BTEC First Sport) Paperback: Mark Adams
  • Physical Fitness and Athletic Performance: A Guide for Students, Athletes and Coaches (Longman, 1996) ISBN 9780582091108 - Watson A W S