Achieving Excellence Beyond Belief
Sandy Upper School


Course Title: GCSE Physical Education
Syllabus Code
Exam Board: AQA Web link

Year 1 Term1

  • The structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system
  • The structure and functions of the cardio-respiratory system
  • Anaerobic and aerobic exercise

Year 1 Term2

  • The short and long term effects of exercise
  • Lever systems, examples of their use in activity and the mechanical advantage they provide in movement
  • Planes and axes of movement
  • Movement analysis

Year 1 Term3

  • Health & fitness Components of fitness
  • Principles of training
  • Optimising performance
  • Warm up and cool down

Year 2 Term1

  • skill classification
  • goals setting / SMART
  • Info' processing Guidance/ Feedback
  • mental preparation
  • engagement patterns
  • commercialisation/ sponsorship media impact
  • technology impact

Year 2 Term2

  • PED's Hooliganism
  • Health, fitness, well-being
  • sedentary/ obesity
  • energy/ nutrition
  • hydration

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