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Physical Education AS at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

Course description

The course enables students to maintain and develop their involvement and effectiveness in lifelong physical activity as part of a balanced lifestyle. They will have opportunities to identify and understand the factors that influence and determine their immediate and lifelong involvement in physical activity. They will plan ways to be active and achieve a work-life balance amidst conflicting pressures and demands.

Students will be encouraged to develop and refine knowledge, understanding and skills that make the most of innovative approaches to developing and refining performance in physical activity. As well as experiencing physical activity as thoughtful and reflective participants students will also learn about physical activity through disciplined enquiry. Integration and synthesis of knowledge are important themes in this specification.

This specification enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that underpin and enhance performance. They will be able to analyse, apply and reason in context using the techniques, language and vocabulary that characterise physical education. It will help to ensure that they develop the skills and methods with which to evaluate critically contemporary key influences that have a significant impact on their own and other participation in physical activity.

In addition Physical Education is concerned with helping students to become informed and discerning decision makers and challenges them to become reflective practitioners. In summary the specification draws together the key elements of the subject and contributes to the provision of Physical education at national level.

Course content

PE1 - Improving Performance in Physical Education
PE2 - Active Lifestyles and Physical Education Lifestyle Choices


AS (2 units):

PE1: 50% of AS - Internal Assessment - 50 marks

  • Internal Assessment - Practical Performance (30% of AS)
  • Personal Performance Profile (10% of AS)
  • Coaching or Officiating (10% of AS)

PE2: 50% of AS - 1 hour 45 minutes Written Paper - 50 marks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2016
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