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PE GCSE Example Paper 2

PE GCSE Example Paper 2

This section includes an example of an exam paper that you might face in the exam room so as to help you as you revise/study GCSE PE.

Multiple choice questions

  1. Which of the following is not an invasion game?
    1. Football
    2. Hockey
    3. Netball
    4. Badminton
  2. Which of the following cannot be used to control physical activities?
    1. Laws
    2. Rules
    3. Regulations
    4. Processes
  3. Which of the following is not one of the four areas required when tailoring a training programme?
    1. Intensity
    2. Power
    3. Frequency
    4. Type
  4. Different components are important for specific sports.
      1. What is meant by ‘agility’?
      2. Give an example of a physical activity where agility is required.
      1. What is meant by power?
      2. Give an example of a physical activity where power is required.
  5. The Healthy Schools Programme has four core themes. For a school to achieve National Healthy School Status it must fulfil the criteria for each.
    1. One of the themes is Physical Activity. Name two of the other three and explain why they are important.
      1. —————————————————————————————–
      2. —————————————————————————————–
    2. The aim of the Physical Activity theme is to promote physical activity throughout the whole school day. Give three ways in which a school could achieve this.
  6. major sporting events are a positive way to promote sport.
    1. Give an example of a major sporting event.
    2. Major sporting events take place within a hosting country. Holding the sporting event can be both advantageous and disadvantageous to the host country.
      1. Give two advantages for the host country.
      2. Give two disadvantages for the host country.
    3. Major sporting events are televised. How can the director of a sports programme influence how the sport will be views by the audience?
  7. Lauren has started a new high school in time to start her GCSEs. The school is committed to their Physical Activity Policy. She has decided take PE as one of her GCSE subjects.In her last school she was part of the netball team and is keen to join the netball team at her new school. This is her strongest sport. She enjoys playing but she is also keen to learn more about coaching skills. Lauren wants to be assessed in netball and she has also decided on the Fitness and Health module which looks at how to exercise safely and effectively to improve health and well-being. To prepare herself she has joined her local fitness gym.
    1. How could Lauren improve her netball skills in preparation for her assessment?
    2. Describe the qualities Lauren needs to learn to become a coach.
    3. In order to prepare for the Fitness and Health module Lauren has decided to plan out a training programme. Describe the stages which she must include in her training programme.


  1. Badminton
  2. Processes
  3. Power (the fourth is time)
      1. Agility is how quickly and easily someone is able to change and control their body position.
      2. Think of physical activities in which body positioning or avoiding an opponent is important.Correct:
        A gymnastic performing a floor routine
        A skier performing a slalom run
        A football player dribbling the ball
      1. Correct: Power is where an individual is able to use their strength quickly.Incorrect: You can’t simply say that it’s ‘strength’.
      2. Think of sports which need a lot of power in a short burst.Correct:
        Long jump
    1. Make sure to correctly name the theme and provide a description.
      1. Personal, social and health education:
        involves Sex and Relationship education
        involves the five ‘Every Child Matters’ outcomes
        contributes to the economic well-being of the child
      2. Healthy eating:
        helps children become more confident in making healthy food choices
        ensures that the school provides healthy and nutritious food and drink options
      3. Emotional health and well-being:
        connected to the five national outcomes aimed at children and young people
        assists children in expressing themselves
        develops emotional resilience and, therefore, helps children to learn more effectively
    2. Think of both activities that could be promoted during school hours and extra-curricular.Correct:
      Arrange extra-curricular activities for individuals and groups
      School connects with school partnership programmes
      Promote walking and cycling to school
    1. Three of the biggest examples:
      1. The Olympics
      2. The World Cup
      3. The Commonwealth Games
      1. Advantages include:
        better world status
        an increase in tourism
        better infrastructure
        better sports facilities
        possible financial profit
      2. Disadvantages include:
        it’s very costly
        the country could end up losing money
        there are security risks involved
    1. Check the marks available to see how many points you should include. Remember that Lauren’s school is committed to their Physical Activity Policy.
      Take part in additional theory and practical activities linked to netball.
      Take advantage of the links the school has to local sports clubs which might include netball.
      Join extra-curricular clubs.
      Make sure of the school’s facilities to train.
      Improve her levels of fitness in the gym.
      Improve her levels of performance by watching recorded or live matches.
      Improve her levels of performance by learning more about the game.
      Improve her levels of performance by taking on different roles.
    2. Don’t just list; make sure to expand your answers.
      A high ability within their sport.
      An enthusiastic attitude.
      The knowledge to understand different sporting situations.
      The ability to be able to motivate others.
    3. Make sure to cover all three stages.
      1. Warm up
        First of all it’s important to increase the heart rate and body temperature.
        The muscles, joints and ligaments are stretched in preparation for the session.
        Skills and techniques can be practised.
      2. Activity
        This involves fitness training which could involve going over techniques.
        It can also involve skill development which includes drills or team practices
        Modified or Conditioned Games also fall into this section.
      3. Warm down/Cool down
        This involves some form of light exercise to help the body get rid of waste products produced during the main activity, like carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
        Further stretching helps to prevent the muscles becoming sore or stiff later on.

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