GCSE Courses

At Rock and River we deliver and assess the following

GCSE PE courses:

AQA and OCR - Rock Climbing

EdExcel - Rock Climbing / Kayaking / Open Canoeing


Onsite we have an Indoor Climbing Room which provides a perfect facility for use all year round, along with an impressive 12m Climbing and Abseiling Tower. We set our climbing routes with the GCSE syllabus in mind. This gives us plenty of options for the students, and opportunities to access the highest marks they are capable of.


Kayaking and Canoeing both take place on our onsite man-made lake, with an offsite canal trip.

At the end of the course we provide written evidence, signed and dated by each assessor, along with video evidence and any other associated evidence. This has received excellent feedback from our schools and their external verification. 

We recommend a minimum of 18 teaching hours, which can be day visits or a residential course.

OCR Cambridge Nationals


We deliver OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sport using our onsite facilities. Activity Options available:

Rock Climbing


Open Canoeing

Hill Walking and Navigation

A two activity course can be completed in two days, or three activities within three days. This can be day visits or a residential trip.


The course includes the completion of assessment checklists or witness statements for each student. 

If you are interested in our courses please contact us. We are happy to provide further details including our course prices, availability, example timetables and residential information.