The PE A Level encourages a holistic understanding of PE. The qualifications will further develop students’ understanding of how the mind and body works in relation to performance in physical sport whilst also engaging with key issues and themes relating to contemporary global influences on physical education and sport.
The course is assessed through externally assessed exams and internally assessed coursework and practical performance in one sport.
Paper 1. Written examination, 2 hours and 30 minutes. - 40% of the qualification - 140 marks.
•Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology.
•Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis. Biomechanics is embedded within the content of Topics 1 and 2.
Paper 2, written examination, 2 hours. 30% of the qualification - 100 marks.
•Topic 3: Skill acquisition.
•Topic 4: Sport psychology.
•Topic 5: Sport and society.
Practical performance. Internally assessed, externally moderated. 15% of the qualification, 40 marks.
•Skills performed in one physical activity as a player / performer OR Skills performed in one physical activity as a coach.
Students MUST be taking part in at least one sport in the role of a performer or coach outside of school. The sports that are available for assessment must be from the prescribed list available from the PE department, the sports available are the same for all courses at all institutions.
Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme. Non-examined assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated. 15% of the qualification, 40 marks.
•In the role of player/performer or coach analyse two components of a physical activity (one physiological component and either a tactical or technical component).
•In the role of player/performer or coach analyse, implement and evaluate a Performance Development Programme.
The course is assessed through externally assessed exams and internally assessed coursework and practical performance in one sport as detailed in Content.
General entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 in both English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at Grade 4 or above.
SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRANCE CRITERIA
GCSE PE Grade 6 /or above or equivalent experience outside of school in addition to a Grade 5 in Science. An APS of 4.50 or above.