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Physical Education (A level linear - No AS examinations) at Gumley House Convent School

Course description

If you wish to take this subject you should have a keen interest in sport and        recreation, an enquiring mind and be participating regularly in sport outside school. As a performer you should want to know more about the body functions and the effects of of exercise and want to evaluate and improve your own and others     performance in a range of sports roles. The course has links into many sporting  subject areas at university level, and many of the skills we learn through sports can be transferred into a variety of working situations. It links well with any PE or Sports Science course.

Develop theoretical 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  your 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 your ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance.     Improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

Develop theoretical 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 your 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 your ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance. Improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

Your teaching will combine a mixture of teacher led, group and individual work.  You will be expected to keep up to date with current sporting issues.

You will need to consolidate your learning through private study/homework for a minimum of 6 hours each week.

You will enjoy this course if you have a love of sport not only in the performance aspect but in the role of a spectator or coach: you have an interest in looking at issues across an array of sports at all levels from international down to grass routes, not just your own. You have a thirst for understanding your own body with relation to the sporting context

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course content

You will study :

1. Applied anatomy and physiology

 

2. Skill acquisition

3. Sport and society

4. Exercise physiology

5. Biomechanical movement

6. Sport psychology

7. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

 

 

Entry requirements

English  and Mathematics at level 5 and three differnt subjects at a minimum of grade C. A grade B in GCSE Physical Education and a Grade B in Science are also required. 

Assessment

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Topics 1, 2 and 3

External written examination 35% of A level

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

Topics 4 to 7

External written examination 35% of A level

Non-Examination Assessment : Practical performance in physical activity and sport

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

Internal assessment, external moderation 30% of A level

 

Financial information

There may be some costs through visits/ specialist sports clothes. 

Future opportunities

This course has links into many sporting subject areas at university level and many of the skills learnt through sport can be transferred to a variety of working situations. It links well with any PE or sports science course but also has many transferable skills relevant to psychology, biology and sociology.  

 

Further information

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

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gumley House Convent School directly.

Last updated date: 15 May 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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    • The main entrance to the School is via Gumley Gardens off  St John's Road.

      The School is close to a number of bus routes- 267, 237, 235,117 and H37.

      There is limited parking in the school during school hours. There is metered street parking in South Street (off Twickenham Road).