Head of Department
Mrs A Goodall
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Physical Educationย 

Exam Board


Why Choose P.E?

This course will give you a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. You will have the chance to perform or coach a sport as well as developing a wide-ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides you with an exciting opportunity. Physical Education is studied through a range of contexts; you will learn the reasons why we do things, why some people outperform others, mentally and physically. You will delve into the ethical use of performance enhancing drugs and the in๏ฌ‚uence that modern technology is having on sport.

What is Involved?

You will study three compulsory modules:

Physiological Factors Affecting Performance (this includes anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics).

Psychological Factors Affecting Performance (this includes skill acquisition, sports psychology).

Socio- cultural Issues in Physical Activity and Sport (sport and society and contemporary issues in sport).

You will also be assessed in one practical activity where you are required to perform or coach. In addition you will observe and evaluate a live performance of another candidate.


Written examination (three papers) (70%), Non examination assessment (30%)

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examination results


of A-level students achieved grades A*-B


of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

What we've been up to...

14Aug '22

Another fantastic achievement for an ex @WestKirbyGS student - Kate ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ twitter.com/katemadeleine/โ€ฆ

05Aug '22

A great article from Kyla (Y13) who has volunteered at Chester Parkrun for the past four years ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘@WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm twitter.com/parkrunuk/statโ€ฆ

04Aug '22

#MissHighamโ€™s turn at the NEC tonight to watch Eng ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ v NZ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ - brilliant win for the Roses to finish top of Pool B! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ @WestKirbyGS #Birmingham2022CommonwealthGames https://t.co/nfQH4509Re

04Aug '22

The Jamaican ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ celebrations after their amazing 57-55 victory over #1 seeds Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ at the Commonwealth Games today @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/F8SCs7IwcZ

04Aug '22

Mrs Goodall and Mrs McKenzie watching Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ v Jamaica ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ netball at the Commonwealth Games. 30-29 at half-time. Wales ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ v Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง up next ๐Ÿ˜Š #B2022 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/3mx51jkugj

31Jul '22

A great moment for womenโ€™s sport ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ† #WEURO2022 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/IuNNKvhuIg

23Jul '22

The Summer Break may have started but our Gardening Club are still hard at work exhibiting at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. Well done to all staff and students involved in this fantastic project #RHSSchoolGardening https://t.co/awJb3qvqUL

19Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 19: If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/oCg5JJHDS2

19Jul '22

We would like to wish our #WKGSCommunity a happy and restful Summer holiday. Thanks to all of our students and staff for their hard work and efforts this year. Friday 2nd September will be a Year 7 and Year 12 Induction Day with all year groups returning on Monday 5th September. https://t.co/WqMRNHx1aB

18Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 18: Let go of the small stuff and focus on what really matters. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/Cyukw8BSmu

18Jul '22

Our brilliant GCSE students who achieved the best distances / times in Athletics lessons this term - lots of new leaders on the Sports Day Standards board ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ† @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Mq8tT6e9Cf

17Jul '22

Temperatures tomorrow and Tuesday are due to be very high - please make sure you keep hydrated through the day and bring your suncream! โ˜€๏ธ @WestKirbyGS

17Jul '22

A few more from #SportsDay2023 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/tuXGqLcN3f

17Jul '22

More from #SportsDay2022 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/XJMeK11xSt

17Jul '22

Some action shots from #SportsDay2022 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/9vTvo1EkeC