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Physical Education

OCR GCSE (9-1) Physical Education

Author(s): Will Swaithes

awarding body: OCR

level: GCSE

isbn: 978-1-912820-25-2

subject: Physical Education

Pages: 184 pp



Out now!

Written by an experienced PE teacher and author, this new resource is designed to be highly visual, accessible, and practical, to really help students engage with the subject.  

"OCR GCSE PE teachers...just received my copy of @WillSwaithes new textbook. This is a game changer! Succinct, user friendly, contemporary & hits the spec to a T! Cannot wait to issue copies for my students". @MrMStanton


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Presented in a ‘Knowledge organiser’ format to a give clear and concise overview of the key content

Provides a student-friendly checklist of the specification content being covered in each chapter

Tips and ideas to remember key information, ‘application of knowledge’ activities and ‘extend your knowledge’ tasks help prepare for assessment

Includes a chapter devoted to exam preparation with support for *6 mark extended answer ‘synoptic’ questions and data analysis advice

Provides a dedicated section on how to approach the NEA, including AEP advice

Includes the most recent 2019 data on participation, events and the world of sport, plus insight from teachers and examiners reports from the first two years of this new specification



The OCR GCSE PE (9-1) specification overview

How to use this book

Support for extended answer questions

Component 01: Physical factors affecting performance

1.1 Applied anatomy and physiology

1.2  Physical training

Component 02: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology

2.1 Socio-cultural influences

2.2 Sports psychology

2.3 Health, fitness and well-being

Component 03: Performance in physical education (NEA)

3.1 Performance

3.2 Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP)




About the author

Will Swaithes has over 20 years’ experience in education. As a teacher, teacher educator, school leader and mentor of teaching and learning he achieved Advanced Skills Teacher status in 2008 before becoming a Specialist Leader of Education in 2012. He has been involved in examining and moderating for several awarding organisations since 2006 and regularly provides training to teachers. Will has an impressive track record of student results at GCSE, A level and on vocational courses. He also spent 4 years as Head of PE and Achievement for the Youth Sport Trust and continues to author and deliver training for them as well as working closely with Loughborough University.

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