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Uxbridge High School

GCSE Grade Descriptors

L1 Pass

The student is able to show some evidence of independent work to create material, which has been planned, developed and evaluated. The student is able to apply knowledge, understanding and skills to social issues within a sporting context. Can use a limited range of skills and abilities used in the workplace and in higher education. Can produce work, which demonstrates limited evidence of independence and understanding. The student is able to recall some information regarding contemporary issues in sport, demonstrate basic knowledge of social factors that affect performance and participation in sporting activities, identify and carry out some activities and exercises that demonstrate personal ability, demonstrate a basic understanding of methods and practices to improve own performance in sporting activities, demonstrate limited awareness of how to meet specific needs when developing and delivering different physical activity programmes, demonstrate basic knowledge of current issues within sport and demonstrate some evaluative skills.

L1 Merit

The student is able to show some evidence of independent work to create material, which has been planned, developed and evaluated. Can apply knowledge, understanding and skills to social issues within a sporting context, and use a basic range of skills and abilities used in the workplace and in higher education, with some consistency. The student is able to produce work, which demonstrates some evidence of independence and understanding, recall some information regarding contemporary issues in sport, demonstrate basic knowledge of social factors that affect performance and participation in sporting activities, identify and carry out activities and exercises that demonstrate personal ability, demonstrate a basic understanding of methods and practices to improve own and others’ performance in sporting activities, demonstrate some awareness of how to meet specific needs when developing and delivering different physical activity programmes, demonstrate basic knowledge of current issues within sport and demonstrate some evaluative skills.

L1 Dist

The student is able to show evidence of independent work to create material, which has been planned, developed and evaluated with some effectiveness. Can apply knowledge, understanding and skills to social issues within a sporting context, and is able to efficiently use a range of skills and abilities used in the workplace and in higher education. The student can produce work, which demonstrates evidence of independence and understanding, recall information regarding contemporary issues in sport, demonstrate knowledge and understanding of social factors that affect performance and participation in sporting activities, identify, plan and carry out a range of activities and exercises that demonstrate personal ability in sporting activities, demonstrate an understanding of methods and practices to improve own and others’ performance in sporting activities, demonstrate awareness of how to meet specific needs when developing and delivering different physical activity programmes, demonstrate effective knowledge of current issues within sport and demonstrate basic evaluative skills effectively.

L2 Pass

The student is able to work with independence to create material, which reflects effective planning, development and evaluation and an ability to demonstrate practical skills and qualities. Can apply knowledge, understanding and skills to a range of social issues within sporting contexts, and is able to select from, and use a range of skills and abilities commonly used in the workplace and in higher education. The student is able to produce work that is complete and coherent, demonstrating independence and understanding, recall information regarding contemporary issues in sport, demonstrate knowledge and understanding of social factors that affect performance and participation in sporting activities, identify, plan and carry out a range of activities and exercises that demonstrate personal ability in sporting activities, demonstrate a clear understanding of methods and practices to improve own and others’ performance in sporting activities, demonstrate awareness of how to meet specific needs when developing and delivering different physical activity programmes, demonstrate clear knowledge of current issues within sport and demonstrate evaluative skills.

L2 Merit

The student is able to work independently to create material, which reflects thoughtful planning, skilled development and evaluation as well as actively demonstrating practical skills and qualities at a good level. Can apply knowledge, understanding and skills in different sporting contexts, identifying and exploring a range of social issues within sporting contexts, and is able to use a range of skills and abilities which add value in the workplace and in higher education. The student can produce work that is complete and coherent, demonstrating independence and some depth of understanding, recall a wide range of information regarding contemporary issues in sport, demonstrate detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of social factors that affect performance and participation in sporting activities, identify, plan and carry out a wide range of suitable activities and exercises that demonstrate personal ability in sporting activities, demonstrate a thorough understanding of methods and practices to improve own and others’ performance in sporting activities, demonstrate an understanding of how to meet specific needs when developing and delivering different physical activity programmes, demonstrate thorough knowledge of current issues within sport, and demonstrate well-developed evaluative skills.

L2 Dist

The student is able to work confidently and independently to create material, which reflects thoughtful planning, skilled development and perceptive evaluation, as well as actively demonstrating practical skills and qualities at a high level. Can apply knowledge, understanding and skills in a variety of sporting contexts, confidently identifying and exploring a wide range of social issues within sporting contexts. Is able to confidently use a wide range of skills and abilities, which add value in the workplace and in higher education. The student can produce work that is complete and coherent, demonstrating originality, independence and depth of understanding, recall a wide range of information regarding contemporary issues in sport, demonstrate detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of social factors that affect performance and participation in sporting activities, identify, plan and carry out a wide range of suitable activities and exercises that demonstrate personal ability in sporting activities, demonstrate a thorough understanding of methods and practices to improve own and others’ performance in sporting activities, demonstrate an understanding of how to meet specific needs when developing and delivering different physical activity programmes, demonstrate thorough knowledge of current issues within sport and well-developed evaluative skills.