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Physical Education (A Level) at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18

Course description

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

 

Course content

Course content

AS Level

                  1. Applied anatomy and physiology

                    2. Skill acquisition

                    3. Sport and society

                    4. Biomechanical movement

                    5. Sport psychology

                    6. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

A2 Level

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology
  2. Skill acquisition
  3. Sport and society
  4. Exercise physiology
  5. Biomechanical movement
  6. Sport psychology
  7. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

 

 

 

 

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum of 5 subjects at GCSE grades 4 or above - please see the prospectus for further subject specific entry requirements https://www.roundhayschool.org.uk/sixth-form/

Assessment

 

AS Level

Paper 1: Factors affecting 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 mark

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 mark

A Level

Paper 1: Factors affecting 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 affecting 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

 

 

 

Future opportunities

It is an excellent qualification for pupils interested in a higher education or pursuing a career in sport/leisure/PE teaching. It can help provide opportunities to become involved in coaching and leadershipin and out of school and the future.

Further information

 

This draft qualification has not yet been accredited by Ofqual. Further changes may be required and no assurance can be given that this proposed qualification will be made available in its current form, or that it will be accredited in time for first teaching in September 2016 and first award in August 2017.

 

To discuss this course, please contact our Team Leader of Physical Education, Mr G Wilcox.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18 directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2018
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