GCSE Physical Education

We've updated our qualifications to reflect changes to 2021 exams and assessment.

Read about the changes to 2021 exams for GCSE Physical Education

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: 8582
  • QAN code: 601/8279/9

We’ve worked closely with teachers and the Youth Sport Trust to develop a new specification with topics that will help all students to develop a well-rounded skill set and progress to further studies.

The activity list and the practical weighting will be the same across all exam boards, but we’ve worked hard to ensure that our new specification is engaging and our assessment clearer.

There’ll be free resources, events and practical guidance to support you with planning, teaching and preparing your students for assessment.

Specification

Specification at a glance

Past papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources

Plan

9

Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources

Teach

12

Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources

Assess

21

Prepare your students for assessment. Past papers, mark schemes and example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 2 November 2020 Exam for GCSE Physical Education Paper 1 (8582/1)
    Series: November 2020
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h 15m
  • 6 November 2020 Exam for GCSE Physical Education Paper 2 (8582/2)
    Series: November 2020
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h 15m

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Tel: 01483 477822
Email: pe@aqa.org.uk