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Reinstate Taekwondo to the activity lists for GCSE and A Level PE

Submitted by Neil Graham on Saturday 14th January 2023

Published on Tuesday 17th January 2023

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 17th July 2023

Current Signatures: 29
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Reinstate Taekwondo to the activity lists for GCSE and A Level PE

Petition Details

For GCSE and A Level PE you cannot choose Taekwondo as a single sport - this should be changed so that children have that option.

Additional Information

From 2016, children have no longer been able to include the Olympic Sport of Taekwondo in their practical and theoretical assessments for their school GCSE, AS and A Level examinations in Physical Education in England.

The Government has said that decisions about what activities are on this list is based solely upon whether they met certain considerations and are a suitable means of assessing students’ skills as part of a PE qualification.

We believe it is unfair to exclude Taekwondo from this list, and that it should be reinstated.

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