Physical Education A Level 3

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What will you be working towards?

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

Overview

COURSE - The A Level course builds on work started at GCSE. There is a strong element of applying theory to practice. Students should be willing to participate in practical activities, which are used to illustrate theoretical concepts. A-level students are expected to commit themselves to school sport, whether playing, coaching, or officiating.

Details

A Level Units are split into 2 examination papers and a practical assessment

Paper 1Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport (35% of A Level)

Topic list

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society

Paper 2 – Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport (35% of A Level)

Topic list

  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

Practical Unit – Practical performance in physical activity and sport (30% of A Level)

· Students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity (15%) · Written/verbal analysis of performance (15%)

How will it be delivered?

ASSESSMENT – Students are assessed in two end of course exams (70%) as well a written analysis of their own performance (15%). Practical performance is also assessed in one sport (15%).

Entry requirements

ADMISSIONS - Students will preferably have studied GCSE Physical Education and achieved at least a grade 6 in the theory paper or within one of their Sciences.

Your next steps...

CAREERS - Careers in sport related subjects are the biggest growth area at present and include sports management, physiotherapy, coaching, teaching, sports administration, sport and technology