Practice Exam papers

Year 11 Revision topics

Work systematically through the list of topics below to ensure thorough revision in both Component 1 and 2. 

Remember to also use your revision guide.

GCSE PE 9-1 specification

Practical Assessment guide

Year 10 Revision topics

The examination will include multiple choice, short answer questions and extended essays, so remember to practice these using the PEB method covered in class. 9 marks in total with marks for A01, A02, A03

The exam with be 60 minutes long and include the topics listed that we have already covered:


Topic 3 Physical Training

The relationship between health and fitness and the role that exercise plays

3.1.1 Definitions of fitness, health, exercise and performance and the relationship between them

Components of fitness, benefits for sport and how fitness is measured and improved

3.2.1 Components of fitness and the relative importance of these components in physical activity and sport: cardiovascular fitness (aerobic endurance), strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition, agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time, and speed

3.2.2 Fitness tests: the value of fitness testing, the purpose of specific fitness tests, the test protocols, the selection of the appropriate fitness test for components of fitness and the rationale for selection

3.2.3 Collection and interpretation of data from fitness test results and analysis and evaluation of these against normative data tables

3.2.4 Fitness tests for specific components of fitness: cardiovascular fitness – Cooper 12 minute tests (run, swim), Harvard Step Test, agility – Illinois agility run test,

strength – grip dynamometer, muscular endurance – one minute sit-up, one-minute press-up, speed – 30m sprint, power – vertical jump, flexibility – sit and reach

The principles of training and their application to personal exercise/ training programmes

3.3.1 Planning training using the principles of training: individual needs, specificity, progressive overload, FITT (frequency, intensity, time, type), overtraining, reversibility, thresholds of training (aerobic target zone: 60–80% and anaerobic

target zone: 80%–90% calculated using simplified Karvonen formula i.e. (220) – (your age) = Max HR; (Max HR) х (60% to 80%) = aerobic training zone;

(Max HR) x (80% to 90%) = anaerobic training zone)

3.3.2 Factors to consider when deciding the most appropriate

training methods and training intensities for different physical activities and sports (fitness/sport requirements, facilities available, current level of fitness)

3.3.3 The use of different training methods for specific components of fitness, physical activity and sport: continuous, Fartlek, circuit, interval, plyometrics,

weight/resistance. Fitness classes for specific components of fitness, physical activity and sport (body pump, aerobics, Pilates, yoga, spinning). The advantages and

disadvantages of different training methods

Effective use of

warm up and

cool down

The use of a PARQ to assess personal readiness for training and recommendations for amendment to training based on PARQ The purpose and importance of warm-ups and cool downs to effective training sessions and physical activity and sport

Phases of a warm-up and their significance in preparation for physical activity and sport.

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

The structure and functions of the

musculo-skeletal system

1.1.1 The functions of the skeleton applied to performance in physical activities and sports: protection of vital organs, muscle attachment, joints for movement, platelets, red and white blood cell production, storage of calcium and


1.1.2 Classification of bones: long (leverage), short (weight bearing), flat (protection, broad surface for muscle attachment), irregular (protection and muscle attachment)

applied to performance in physical activities and sports

1.1.3 Structure: cranium, clavicle, scapula, five regions of the vertebral column (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, coccyx), ribs, sternum, humerus, radius, ulna, carpals, metacarpals, phalanges (in the hand), pelvis, femur, patella, tibia, fibula, tarsals, metatarsals, phalanges (in the foot), and their classification and use applied to performance in physical activities and sports

1.1.4 Classification of joints: pivot (neck – atlas and axis), hinge

(elbow, knee and ankle), ball and socket (hip and shoulder), condyloid (wrist), and their impact on the range of possible movements

1.1.5 Movement possibilities at joints dependant on joint classification: flexion, extension, adduction, abduction, rotation, circumduction, plantar-flexion, dorsi-flexion and examples of physical activity and sporting skills and

techniques that utilise these movements in different sporting contexts

1.1.6 The role of ligaments and tendons, and their relevance to

participation in physical activity and sport

1.1.7 Classification and characteristics of muscle types: voluntary muscles of the skeletal system, involuntary muscles in blood vessels, cardiac muscle forming the heart, and their roles when participating in physical activity and sport

1.1.8 Location and role of the voluntary muscular system to work with the skeleton to bring about specific movement during physical activity and sport, and the specific function of each muscle (deltoid, biceps, triceps, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, external obliques, hip flexors, gluteus maximus, quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius and tibialis anterior)