Physical Education AS A2 at Ashlawn School
Course Content - AS
Factors Affecting Performance - 2 hour exam.
Anatomy and Physiology: Body composition and structure in relation to sport. Acquiring Movement Skills: How we learn and improve both motor and perceptual skills. Socio-Cultural Studies: Current trends in Sport and PE in the UK and around the world.
Practical assessment: Candidates are assessed in 2 activities, this can be in performance, leadership or officiating, there is also an oral analysis of performance examination.
Course Content - A2
Options Paper - 2½ hour exam.
Historical studies: How our times, games and sports are shaped by the past. You will study the history of Sport and PE, which will help you to appreciate the contemporary scene. Psychology: What strategies can we use to improve performance? Exercise Physiology: How to develop fitness using exercise and training. Practical assessment, candidates are assessed in 1 activity, effective performance, plus an oral examination on understanding performance.
Assessment 60% theory exam, 40% practical exam (of which 10% is oral exam)
Useful for careers or higher education courses in: PE/Sport, Sport Science, Recreation/Leisure Management, Physiotherapy, Teaching and accepted for careers such as Police Force and Armed Forces.
GCSE Grade B in English and GCSE Grade B in PE. Students who have not studied GCSE PE can be interviewed by the Head of PE for suitability. An ability to play, coach or officiate 2 sports at a good club level standard is essential. In addition we would request a named referee (teacher or coach) to substantiate practical ability.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashlawn School directly.