PE & Sport

Physical Education and Sport at Shapwick has been designed to allow all pupils to experience the thrill of mastering new physical skills, working together to solve problems and allow them to see improvements in their ability in a broad range of sports and physical activities. 

Shapwick School offers a fully inclusive and tailored physical education programme which aims to improve confidence, technique development, physical fitness, social and communication skills through the use of teams games, athletics, swimming, archery, fitness training and a broad variety of both traditional and alternative sporting activities.

PE lessons are focused on building self confidence by celebrating each individual’s contribution to the tasks and then challenging them to progress their skills further by the use of individual or collective target setting.

Physical Education at Shapwick is more than just improving physical ability, it is about developing transferable “life” skills such as leadership, determination, resilience, appreciation of other people's effort, friendship, empathy and creating a life long passion for sport and physical activity.

We offer a range of enriching opportunities including competitive fixtures across a number of sports matched to an individual's ability and ambitions, strong links to external clubs and opportunities to help others through leading at sports events/festivals in the community.

Pupils are able to work towards qualifications such as a GCSE PE or BTEC Sports course, which are matched and suitably based on a particular cohort's strengths, skill set and needs.  Pupils may also get the opportunity to embark on other short courses where they can gain refereeing, coaching and proficiency awards.

PE GCSE

Exam Board: Edexcel

The Overview
The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Physical Education consists of two externally-examined papers and two non-examined assessment components.Components 1 and 2 will be assessed in May/June in any single year.Components 3 and 4 may be assessed at any point during the course, with marks submitted by the centre prior to moderation. Moderation will take place in the same year as the written examinations.

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems (Component code: 1PE0/01)

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

36% of the qualification - 90 marks

Content overview

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical training
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.

Students must answer all questions.

Calculators can be used in the examination.

Component 2: Health and Performance (Component code: 1PE0/02)

Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes

24% of the qualification - 70 marks

Content overview

  • Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being
  • Topic 2: Sport psychology
  • Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.

Students must answer all questions.

Calculators can be used in the examination qualification.

Component 3: Practical Performance (Component code: 1PE0/03)

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

30% of the qualification - 90 marks (30 marks per activity)

Content overview

  • Skills during individual and team activities
  • General performance skills

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list.

One must be a team activity.

One must be an individual activity.

The final activity can be a free choice.

Students will be assessed against set assessment criteria found in the Pearson Edexcel

Level1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Physical Education practical performance assessment guide document on our website.

Each activity can last up to 12 hours. These will be assessed by the teacher and moderated by Pearson.

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP) (Component code: 1PE0/04)

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

10% of the qualification - 20 marks

Content overview

  • Aim and planning analysis
  • Carrying out and monitoring the PEP
  • Evaluation of the PEPAssessment overview

The assessment consists of students producing a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP), and will require students to analyse and evaluate their performance.These will be assessed by the teacher and moderated by Pearson.