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AS/A2 Level: Physical Education at De Lisle College

Course description

Mainly an academic course but a variety of theory, practical and project work.

Who it is for:

Somebody who is a strong A level candidate who has a good scientific background.

 

Course content

Course content: 4 Modules over two years

Unit 1 Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle

Unit 2 Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as performer and/or in adopted roles

Unit 3 Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues

Unit 4 Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation

Entry requirements

GCSE Physical Education Grade B minimum. If you have not taken GCSE PE, an interview with the Head of PE and Head of Sixth Form will be necessary.

Assessment

Assessment method: Exam and project/Practical work

4 Modules over two years

Unit 1 Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Three sections: - Applied physiology - Skill acquisition - Opportunities for participation 60% of AS marks, 30% of A Level marks. 2 hour examination. 7 x 12 mark questions – 2 per section and 1 on applied physiology and skill acquisition.

Unit 2 Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as performer and/or in adopted roles. 40% of AS marks, 20% of A Level marks. - Section A – assessment of ability to perform, analyse and evaluate execution in core skills as performer, coach or official – choose 2 roles or perform in 2 sports. - Section B – application of theoretical knowledge to a practical situation – 1 x 12 mark question in unit 1 exam.

Unit 3 Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues. - Part A – Physiological and Biomechanical - Part B – Psychological - Part C – Social-cultural 30% of A Level marks 2 hour examination 3 x 28 mark questions. 1 on each area. 14 mark compulsory essay question per section and choice of 2 x 7 mark questions.

Unit 4 Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation 20% of A Level marks - Perform, analyse and evaluate performance in a competitive situation identifying weaknesses; suggesting causes; and corrective measures - As performer, coach or official – choose 1 Study methods: Revision, Practical and analysis

Future opportunities

Career Prospects:

University, Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Management University, Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Management

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. Links well also with Psychology and Sociology.

With further training you could go into a job related to Sport and Physical Education such as a Physiotherapist, Teacher, Exercise or 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. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the sporting sectors. Possible next steps: Univeristy; Job; Further Education.

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 De Lisle College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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