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Physical Education AS at The Spires College

Course description

In this course you will study a range of physiological, sociological and psychological aspects of performance. You will develop the ability to appreciate relationships between theory and practice and to apply theoretical knowledge to develop understanding of planning, performing and evaluation training programmes and competitive performance.It is assumed that students undertaking an AS/A Level in Physical Education will be performing practically in their chosen sport(s) and extra curricular at school level, in addition to being part of an out of school sports club. AS Unit 1 - Theory - 2 hour exam in three parts:- Anatomy and Physiology- Acquiring Movement Skills- Social - Cultural Studies in Physical ActivityAS Unit 2 - Coursework Assessment Candidates will be assessed in one of the following areas:- Performing two activities, evaluating and planning for the improvement of performance- Performing an activity and coaching / leading another activity, together with evaluating and planning for the improvement of performance- Performing an activity and officiating another activity, together with evaluating and planning for the improvement of performanceA2 Unit 4 - Assessment - Candidates will be assessed in one of the following areas:- Performing an activity and the evaluation, appreciation and improvement of performance- Coaching / Leading an activity an the evaluation, appreciation and improvement of performanceA2 Unit 3 - Two hour and thirty minutes exam in three parts - Historical Studies of PE and Sport in Britain - Comparative Studies in USE and Australia - Sports Psychology and Effect on Sports Performance

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C to include English Language and Mathematics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Spires College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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