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Physical Education GCSE (from 2016)

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We have developed a reformed GCSE Physical Education specification, approved by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in Wales.

For centres in England, please visit the Eduqas website.

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All course materials are available on our related documents page.

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WJEC currently endorse a textbook which has been published Illuminate Publishing, titled, “GCSE PE, Introduction to Physical Education, Study and Revision Guide”. This can be purchased online via the Illuminate Publishing website directly, or other online sellers.

New Resources Available

The interactive resource for the new WJEC GCSE 2016 Specification is currently with our development team and is undergoing final checks before being published.

In the meantime we have made the 'skeleton' of this interactive resource available to centres on our related documents page. This resource is titled, 'GCSE PE Resource (New 2016 Spec)'  and includes all of the information that will be in the interactive resource as well as numerous word documents. This ensures that centres are not missing out on the information available.

In addition to this, Welsh Government have designed a resource to support practitioners with the delivery of the new biomechanical principles and movement analysis content in the new WJEC physical education specifications, from GCSE through to GCE AS/A level. You can find this resource via the link below.

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Additional Activities Added to Specification

We are pleased to announce that the following activities have been approved by Qualifications Wales, and are to be added to the list of approved activities in our specification for GCSE Physical Education (Wales):

  • Karate
  • Lifesaving and Personal Survival
  • Surfing and Wind Surfing
  • Water polo
  • Ice hockey
  • Orienteering
  • Gaelic Football
  • Camogie
  • Hurling

Join Our Team: Become an Examiner or Moderator

We are currently recruiting examiners and moderators for GCSE, AS/A level and/or Level 1/Level 2 qualifications for next summer's examination series. If you have at least two years teaching experience and would like to apply, please create an account to complete the online application process.

For more information on becoming an examiner, including vacancies and benefits, please visit our appointees page.

Get In Touch

Our Physical Education subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.

Subject Officer

Sean Williams
029 2026 5485 / 07974 961828
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Subject Support Officer

Andrew O'Regan
029 2026 5097
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Additional Contact Details


029 2026 5193


029 2026 5024

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