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    I'm doing GCSE P.E. and struggling to decide my last option. If I choose athletics I would do 1500m, high jump and either 3000m or 800m, but I'm defiantly more suited to endurance activities like cross country. What do I have to do for these two options, which do you think is a better choice?
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    (Original post by Retsek)
    I'm doing GCSE P.E. and struggling to decide my last option. If I choose athletics I would do 1500m, high jump and either 3000m or 800m, but I'm defiantly more suited to endurance activities like cross country. What do I have to do for these two options, which do you think is a better choice?
    If you prefer to do endurance training, then I think cross country would be the best option. Athletics is good if you want to represent your school in sport events more often as there tend to be more track meets than cross country ones, but you could still take part in cross country events too. Cross country will allow to to concentrate on just one event, but in athletics you will have to train in various disciplines so you won't get as much opportunity to specialise.
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    I recently did the Edexcel exam board for GCSE PE and had athletics as one of my sports. My PE teachers automatically gave me a 10/10 as they had seen my performance in school athletic meets - so what I recommend is, if you have represented and done well in athletic meets - it could be an easy way to get high marks.

    I am not a cross country or endurance runner so I don't know the exact difficulty of it.

    Take in mind that this is the Edexcel board and different boards may vary in their assessment.
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    After doing both sports myself, I would go with the one you are most comfortable with. It also depends on how you would deal with pressure on the examination day (with the assessor). As far as I am aware - it may be dependent on your school - cross country can be used with evidence and the assessor doesn't necessarily have to watch it which might be preferable for you?...

    (Original post by Retsek)
    I'm doing GCSE P.E. and struggling to decide my last option. If I choose athletics I would do 1500m, high jump and either 3000m or 800m, but I'm defiantly more suited to endurance activities like cross country. What do I have to do for these two options, which do you think is a better choice?
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    Does anyone know how far the cross country will be for the 2018 exam ?
 
 
 
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