Physical Education – Year 11 GCSE

July – Dec

1.1.4a – Physical Activity As Part Of Your Healthy, Active Lifestyle: Training Principles & Goal Setting

Work Details

  1. The principles of training (progressive overload, specificity, individual differences/needs, rest & recovery – signs of overtraining)
  2. The components of the FITT principle (frequency, intensity, time & type)
  3. Reversibility
  4. The value of goal setting (short & long-term goals)
  5. Working SMART (specific, measureable, achievable, realistic, time-bound)

1.1.4b – Physical Activity As Part Of Your Healthy, Active Lifestyle: Assessing Fitness & Developing An Exercise Programme

Work Details

  1. PARQ
  2. Methods of Training (Interval, Cross, Fartlek, Continuous, Circuit, Weight)
  3. Understanding the exercise session (warm-up, main activity, cool-down)
  4. Using the principles in an exercise programme (PEP)
  5. Health-related component testing (fitness testing for health & skill related)
  6. Heart rate & Exercise (target zones and training thresholds)


Jan – March

1.1.5 Your Personal Health & Well-Being

  1. Diet, work & rest (individual energy requirements, energy)
  2. Requirements of a balanced diet (carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, fibre, water, macronutrients, micronutrients)
  3. Timing dietary intake with performance (blood shunting, special diets, water)

1.2.1a Physical Activity & Your Healthy Mind & Body: Your Body & Its Effects On Participation & Performance

  1. Different weights (effects of under and overeating, weight problems affecting performance, overweight/overfat/obese, underweight, dietary problems)
  2. Why optimum weight varies (BMI, factors affecting optimum weight)
  3. Body types (somatotypes, measuring the body)

1.2.1b Physical Activity & Your Healthy Mind & Body: Substances & The Sportsperson

  1. Effects of smoking & alcohol on the performer
  2. Different categories of drug (performance enhancing drugs – stimulants/narcotics/anabolic steroids/diuretics/peptide hormones, beta-blockers)
  3. Risks associated with participation in physical activities (warming-up, cooling down, checking equipment & facilities, outdoor activities, personal readiness, correct clothing, balanced competition, adherence to rules)


Revision & Mock Preparation

Jan – Mar

Preparation for Practical Moderation

Apr – May

Revision & Final Exam Preparation