Physical Education & Sport A Level at Northallerton School & Sixth Form College
Subject Content - This qualification is linear so students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course, which is 2 years. Some of the areas covered include Applied anatomy and physiology, Skill acquisition, Sport and society, Exercise physiology, Biomechanical movement, Sport psychology, Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport.
The subject is team taught with teachers specialising in different areas of the syllabus. Students will experience a range of styles of delivery with some practical elements though the bulk is theoretical.
Students should have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE PE (and at least a C in the exam) or science.
There wll be 2 papers and non-exam assessment which will be a practical performance in a fully competitive physical activity or sport, along with a written analysis of performance.
Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport
Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport
Both paper will be assessed through a written exam which will last for 2 hours and worth the same weighting
Paper 1 =105 marks
Paper 2=105 marks
Paper 1=35% of A Level
Paper 2=35% of A Level
Non exam assessement: Practical performance in physical activity and sport
Internal assessment, external moderation
30% of the A Level
The course is complemented by psychology and the sciences. It offers progression to students wishing to study sport science, physiotherapy, teaching, coaching or careers in the forces.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northallerton School & Sixth Form College directly.