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Physical Education A Level at Helston Community College

Course description

If you are enthusiastic and very interested in Sport and PE you can combine a theoretical background in PE with a strong practical ability and desire to improve further. You will need to be a responsible and an independent learner, enjoy and excel at practical activities and be able to work as a member of a team.

Course content

WHAT DOES THE AS COURSE INVOLVE?

Paper 1: Factors aff ecting participation in physical activity and sport What's assessed?

  • Section A: Applied physiology
  • Section B: Skill acquisition and sports psychology
  • Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 84 marks
  • 70% of AS

Questions

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (28 marks)
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (28 marks)
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (28 marks)

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed?

  • Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus:
  • Written/verbal analysis of performance.

How it's assessed

  • Internal assessment, external moderation
  • 90 marks
  • 30% of AS

WHAT DOES THE A2 COURSE INVOLVE?

Paper 1: Factors aff ecting participation in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

  • Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Section B: Skill acquisition
  • Section C: Sport and society

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

Questions

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

Paper 2: Factors aff ecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed?

  • Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics
  • Section B: Sport psychology
  • Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

Questions

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed?

  • Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

How it's assessed

  • Internal assessment, external moderation
  • 90 marks
  • 30% of A-level

Entry requirements

College requirements, plus you will need B grade or above at GCSE PE level. You will need a well-balanced theory/ practical strength. Due to the high percentage of theory at advanced level you will be expected to gain a high percentage in your GCSE theory exam.

Assessment

Written exams, with multiple choice, short answer and extended writing. Students are also assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Internal assessment with external moderation. 

Future opportunities

  • Degree level study in both Physical Education and Sports Studies
  • Further and higher education courses in Sport and PE
  • Professions in the forces, teaching,emergency services, leisure and fitness industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Helston Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2016

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