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Physical Education AS at Warlingham School

Course description

Physical Education AS 70% theory based, 30% is practical based. Theory Topics covered are: l Anatomy and physiology (with basic biomechanics) l Skill acquisition l Contemporary issues Practical Work Personal performance of 2 sports and the completion of a personal performance portfolio. A2 70% is theory based, 30% is practical based. Theory Topics covered are: l Exercise physiology and synoptic assessment l History of sport l Comparative studies Practical Work Further refinement and improvement of personal performance in the 2 sports covered in the AS. The practical element is assessed through a contribution of personal performance and oral analysis and observation. A regular commitment to extra-curricular sport is required, especially in the 2 chosen sports, which should be sports in which you are actively involved as a club member or are receiving coaching. Swimmers, for example, will need to make early morning use of the pool at Warlingham. To help you with your analysis and observation element of the practical part of the course, you should do your school service in the PE Department to help teach PE to the lower school students. Assessment Format AS The Application of Physiological and Psychological Knowledge to Improve Performance (Unit 2562) 1 hour 30 mins - 20% Contemporary Studies in Physical Education (Unit 2563) 1 hour 15 mins - 15% Performance and its Improvement through Critical Analysis (Unit 2564) - 15% A2 Physical Education: Historical, Comparative, Biomechanical and Sport Psychology options. (Unit 2564) 1 hour 15 mins - 15% Exercise and Sport Physiology and the integration of knowledge of principles and concepts across different areas of Physical Education (2566) 1 hour 30 mins - 20% The improvement of effective performance and critical evaluation of practical activities with synoptic assessment (2567) - 15%

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in PE or equivalent Science in GCSE

Future opportunities

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. With further training you could go into a job related to Physical Education such as a Physiotherapist, Teacher or Exercise and Fitness Trainer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the Sporting and Health Sectors.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warlingham School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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