Statutory guidance

GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for physical education

Guidance on complying with the rules and regulations for GCSEs (9 to 1) in physical education.


GCSE Subject Level Guidance for Physical Education

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This guidance is intended to help awarding organisations understand how to comply with the GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for physical education.

All awarding organisations have a legal obligation under section 153 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to have regard to this guidance.

May 2016 update

We have updated our guidance to reflect the new subject content for short-course GCSEs in physical education.

Published 8 July 2015
Last updated 27 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance to reflect new subject content for short-course GCSEs
  2. First published.