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Physical Education

At RFSS, GCSE PE gives students the opportunity to dig deeper into sport performance at its best. To learn the physiology and biomechanics behind the human body in sport, is to understand why it can perform skills required in different sports. 


We learn how our bodies systems work together to protect, nourish, move, recover and train for all sports. We learn about the psychology behind the perfect game or the perfect execution of a skill and how our mental state impacts what we do.


To keep the body in good 

health is a duty...otherwise 

we shall not be able to 

keep the mind strong and 




We learn how data and statistics can guide and manipulate training, and how everything we put in our bodies has a positive or negative impact on our performance. We train and play sports to a high level, challenging our bodies and ourselves, to reach a level of excellence, to know and understand the demands we go through.

GCSE PE is an excellent course for those who want to push their knowledge academically and practically. It will leave students with a diverse range of knowledge in 7 different areas: anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training, health fitness and wellbeing, sport psychology and socio-cultural Influences, as well as practically training and assessing students across 3 different sports. This is a big step up from core PE at KS3, in which students are given and taught health, wellbeing and physical knowledge through sports. Now at KS4, choosing GCSE PE, you increase your academic knowledge, ready to complete written theoretical exams as well as perform practically, and conduct a training program which is presented and assessed through coursework. It is a demanding course and one that requires excellence and competence, both practically and academically. The curriculum at GCSE level has excellent links with biology, food and nutrition, maths and sociology.