PE will offer you the opportunity to develop your skills in a wide range of activities and help you to improve your performance. You will be taught about exercise, how your body works to help you exercise, and then through training, how your performance can be improved.
You will already have been taught a wide range of different activities in your KS3 PE lessons, due to the new intellectualised curriculum.Key Stage 4 will develop these basic skills. You will develop the analytical skills necessary to look at and improve your own and others’ performance.
Physical Education allows you to develop a wide range of personal skills through the involvement in physical activity, and there is a cross-curricular link with Science, English and Maths.
A very good grade at GCSE will help you to move onto any AS, Advanced GCE or Advanced VCE course. If you enjoy your GCSE Physical Education, you may want to continue with the subject onto an Advanced Level Physical Education Course.
The BTEC National in Sport (Level 3) or Alevel PE will be a natural extension in the sixth form. You could go on to study Physiotherapy and Sport Science courses at university – see UCAS website for more information on other courses that can be studied.
Alternatively, you may wish to consider a more vocational related course, such as Leisure and Recreation, or even coaching sports. Employment opportunities where your skills will be particularly valued include the sport and leisure industry, travel and tourism and teaching.