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.
A Level Units are split into 2 examination papers and a practical assessment
Paper 1 – Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport (35% of A Level)
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Skill acquisition
- Sport and society
Paper 2 – Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport (35% of A Level)
- 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%)
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.
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