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Physical Education OCR A Level at Kantor King Solomon High School

Course description

Studying A Level Physical Education will give you a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non-exam assessment component, you will also develop a wide-ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students. You can perform, and then through the academic study, gain the knowledge to improve yours and others’ performance or coaching though application of the theory.

The A Level in Physical Education are studied though a range of different contexts and the impact it has on both ours and others’ everyday lives becomes clear.

You will learn the reasons why we do things, why some people outperform others – mentally and physically. You will also delve into the ethical considerations behind the use of drugs and also the influence that modern technology is having on physical activity and sport

Course content

The A level Physical Education will equip learners with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education. This requires them to:

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
  • understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance
  • understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport
  • understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport
  • refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
  • understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness
  • improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 6 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics with a grade B or above in the subjects to be studied at A level.

Assessment

Physiological factors affecting performance (01)

  • 90 marks
  • 2 hour written paper
  • 30% of total A level

Psychological factors affecting performance (02)

  • 60 marks
  • 1 hour written paper
  • 20% of total A level

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (03)

  • 60 marks
  • 1 hour written paper
  • 20% of total A level

Performance in physical education (04)

  • 60 marks
  • Non-exam assessment
  • 30% of total A level

Future opportunities

  • BSc Sports Science
  • PGCE
  • BA Coaching
  • BA Sports Management
  • Bsc Exercise & Health

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kantor King Solomon High School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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