Accessibility links

Physical Education A-Level at Kendrick Academy

Course description

AS Units

UNIT 1
Written examination 1 hour 30 minutes Participation in Sport and Recreation Section 1: Knowledge and understanding of what constitutes a healthy and active lifestyle Section 2: Knowledge and understanding of how competitive sport has developed over time.

UNIT 2
The Critical Sports Performer Task 2.1: Personal Performance (30 marks - 2 performances) Task 2.2: Local Study (15 marks) Task 2.3: National Study (15 marks) Task 2.4: Performance Analysis (30 marks) Written Assessment tasks

A2 Units

UNIT 3 –Written examination 1 hour 30 minutes Preparation for Optimum Sports Performance Section 1: Knowledge and understanding of the short-term physiological and psychological preparations made by elite athletes. Section 2: Knowledge and understanding of the long-term physiological and psychological preparations made by elite athletes.

UNIT 4 The Developing Sports Performer
Task 4.1: Development Plan for one role undertaken in unit 2 (45 marks)
Task 4.2: International study (15 marks)
Task 4.3: Progressive Participation (20 marks)
Task 4.4: Life Plan (10 marks)

 

Course content

Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport:

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

Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport:

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

Assessment

  • 30% Practical performance in physical activity and sport
  • 70% Examination

Paper 1 Written examination 2 hours

Paper 2 Written examination 2 hours

 

Future opportunities

Many universities offer Sport related courses including:
Sport and exercise science, Sport business management, Sports Engineering, Sport and exercise psychology, Sport Technology, Sport Journalism, Sports Injury, Sport Science and Exercise practice, Sport, Physical education and Coaching, Sport development with coaching, Applied sport science and Sport studies. This A level course is also very well accepted and useful when applying for physiotherapy or medicine.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendrick Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

Venues