Physical Education A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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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

Students will study a variety of Anatomy and Physiology, Sport Psychology, Sport and Society, Biomechanics, Skill Acquisition, and Technology in Sport across a two year course. The course is assessed in the form of two exam papers, as well as a practical performance and a verbal or written analysis of performance.

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed?

Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology

Section B: Skill acquisition

Section C: Sport and society

How it is assessed:

•• Written exam: 2 hours

•• 105 marks

•• 35% of A Level

Questions

•• Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

•• Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

•• Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

 

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed?

Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics

Section B: Sport psychology

Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

How it is assessed

•• Written exam: 2 hours

•• 105 marks

•• 35% of A Level

Questions

•• Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

•• Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

•• Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

 

Non-Examined Assessment:

Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed?

Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.

Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

How it is assessed

•• Internal assessment, external moderation.

•• 90 marks

•• 30% of A Level

Details

As above.

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

To study this course, you should have a Grade 6 in Physical Education at GCSE. Also, at least a Grade 5 in GCSE Maths and English and at least a Grade 6 in one of the Sciences. Students must also be engaged in sport at a competitive level.

Your next steps...

You could take this course to complement other Advanced Level courses such as Science, which could lead onto 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, or Exercise and Fitness Trainer.