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A Level PE

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What will you be working towards?

Code PE/A
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The A Level PE course covers similar topics to GCSE but in more depth, as well as some new ones.  Topics covered in Yr 12 include anatomy and physiology, information processing, the sociology of sport and diet.  In Yr 13, students work through units on exercise physiology, sports psychology, biomechanics and the commercialisation of sport.  The theory goes alongside a written piece of coursework and a practical evidenced through DVD.  Candidates must have a sport outside of school that is listed in the specification.

Details

Outline of the Course A Level
Factors affecting participation in physical education and sport
Section A - Applied anatomy and physiology
Section B - Skill acquisition
Section C - Sport and society
Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport
Section A - Exercise physiology and biomechanics
Section B - Sport psychology
Section C - Sport and society and technology in sport
 

How will it be delivered?

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination – Paper 1 Factors affecting participation in physical education and sport. The paper is divided into 3 sections and there are multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. 105 marks are available in total, 35 from each section

2 hours

35%

2

Examination - Paper 2 Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport. The paper is divided into 3 sections and there are multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. 105 marks are available in total, 35 marks from each section.

2 hours

35%

3

Practical moderation – Assessment in the role of performer in the full sided version of one activity. Alongside a written analysis of performance. This component is worth 90 marks

 

30%

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in PE or 6 in Biology

May be accepted on the course: 6 in PE or 6 in Biology

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Science to prepare for higher education in areas of Sport Studies, Recreation, Exercise and Science or more general higher education courses.With further training you could go into a job related to Physical Education such as a Physiotherapist, Teacher, Exercise or Fitness Trainer.The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the sporting sectors.You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Science or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Physical Education, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Sport Studies, Recreation, Exercise and Science or more general higher education courses.

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