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Physical Education at Chislehurst School for Girls

Course description

A-Level Physical Education is a two-year course looking at many aspects of sport. The course involves both written examinations and coursework of a practical nature. Candidates must have both a good practical ability and an aptitude for theoretical knowledge

Course content

Year 12:

Year 12 is comprised of two units.

The first, An Introduction to Physical Education looks at three areas: The anatomy and physiology of the body, the acquiring of movement skills and social-cultural studies, relating to participation in physical activity.

The second unit, Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education requires candidates to be assessed performing in one activity and either performing, coaching/leading, or officiating in a second activity. Candidates will also be required to critically evaluate the performance of another candidate.

 

Year 13:

Year 13 is comprised of two units.

The first, Principles and concepts across different areas of Physical Education, looks at three areas: Historical Studies, Sports Psychology and Exercise and Sports Physiology.

The second unit, The improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education requires candidates to be assessed performing, coaching/leading or officiating in one activity. Candidates will also be required to observe the performance of another candidate and recommend an appropriate strategy to improve performance.

Entry requirements

Students should have successfully completed a GCSE in Physical Education, gaining a minimum Grade B and should be participating in their chosen sports during out-of-school hours. 

Assessment

Unit 1: is assessed through a two-hour examination and is worth 60% (30% in ALevel) 

Unit 2: is internally assessed and externally moderated and is worth 40% (20% in ALevel) 

Unit 3: is assessed through a two-and-a-half hour examination and is worth 35% of the total A-Level 

Unit 4: is internally assessed and externally moderated and is worth 15% of the total ALevel

Future opportunities

Physical Education is so diverse it can be a step towards many other qualifications and careers. Not just for those wanting to become a Physical Education teacher, it can lead to a career in the fast-growing area of Sports Psychology, Physiotherapy, Sports Development, Coaching, the Sports Industry and much more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 May 2015
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