A Level Physical Education at Merchants’ Academy
Why should I choose PE?
If you have a keen interest in a range of sports and the various roles associated with them such as performer, leader and official. If you perform, lead and/or officiate regularly, and to a high levelIf you have an interest in pursuing a career in sport or study sport at University. If you are keen to learn about the theory behind sports performance, healthy and active lifestyles and sport development.
AS – in year one you will study 2 units; Unit 1 Participation in Sport and Recreation and Unit 2 The Critical Sports Performer.
A2 – in year two you will study a further 2 units; Unit 3 Preparation for Optimum Sports Performance and Unit 4 The Developing Sports Performer.
AS – Unit 1 The assessment of this unit is through a 1 hour and 30 minute examination paper which is set and marked by Edexcel. The paper will be a question-and-answer booklet, consisting of shortanswer and extended-writing type questions, all of which are compulsory.
AS – Unit 2 is practically and internally assessed in four tasks. Performance will be assessed in two performances as a performer, leader and/or official, one project that examines the roles of performer, leader and official at local and national level and a final analysis of performance.
A2 – Unit 3 The assessment of this unit is through a 2- hour examination paper which is set and marked by Edexcel. The paper will be a question-and-answer booklet, consisting of short-answer and extended writing type questions, all of which are compulsory.
A2 – Unit 4 will be an internally assessed set of tasks that will enable students to develop and progress their practical performance.
Studying A level PE would provide opportunities for students to pursue a career in the sports industry, sports coaching and sports development as well as enabling them to further their studies at college or university.
Please direct your questions to any member of the PE department, or visit the Edexcel website:
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Merchants’ Academy directly.