Key Dates

23rd August
GCSE Results Day: 10am - 12pm.
3rd & 4th September
Ark INSET Days - academy closed to all students.
5th September - First day of Autumn Term for all students
Year 7: arrive between 8am - 8.15am. Gates will close at 8.15am.
All other years: arrive for 10am for line up. Gates will close at 10am.

GCSE Physical Education

Faculty Vision

The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing strives to develop confident, independent role models who demonstrate exemplary practical skills and embrace, and actively promote, the ingredients of a healthy lifestyle.

Studying GCSE PE

Split course meaning 60% theory and 40% practical.

Theory includes:

Applied anatomy and physiology, Physical training

Socio-cultural influences, Sports psychology, Health, fitness and well-being        

Practical includes:

Three activities, one team, one individual, and one from either team or individual.

GCSE Exam Specification Title

OCR GCSE Physical Education

Link to Exam Specification

Future education, training and/or career prospects

The course is an excellent pathway towards A-Level Physical Education but also lends itself to BTEC Sport and other leisure related qualifications.

This will also support entry into various sport related professions from physiotherapist to sports journalist.