P E Studies - AS/A2 Level at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy
This course :
1. Encourages candidates to become increasingly
physically competent by:
Developing the skills and techniques they require to perform effectively in physical activities.
Applying and adapting a wide range of skills and techniques effectively in different types of physical activity.
Developing and applying their skills in different roles, such as performer, leader/coach and official within physical activities.
Applying their skills in different contexts within a physical activity.
2. Enable candidates to maintain and develop their
involvement and effectiveness in physical activity
Developing their knowledge & understanding of factors that enable them and others to be physically active.
As part of a balanced lifestyle, and
As part of a lifelong involvement in an active and healthy lifestyle.
Developing their knowledge & understanding of the relationship between skill, strategy / composition & body & mind readiness so as to ensure that both their own and others performance is both effective and efficient in roles such as performer, leader/coach and official.
3. Enables candidates to be informed and discerning
decision-makers who understand how to be
involved in physical activity through helping them
Understand how they and others make the most of the opportunities and pathways available to be involved in physical activity.
Understand and critically evaluate how contemporary products and consumer-focused influences related to physical activity affect and inform young people's decisions about being involved in a range of physical activities
Understand and critically evaluate current key influences that might limit or encourage young people's involvement in physical activity.
This qualification is open to all students. It is not a pre-requirement that they should have completed GCSE Physical Education/Dance and/or BTEC First in Sport.
AS Physical Education
Unit G451 - An introduction to Physical Education
This unit is assessed as a whole but is split into three main sections:
Anatomy and Physiology (Section A)
Acquiring Movement (Section B)
Socio-Cultural Studies relating to
participation in physical activity (Section C)
Unit G452 - Acquiring, developing & evaluation practical
skills in Physical Education
This is a practical unit and focuses on:
Performance - candidates are assessed in two chosen activities from two different activity profiles
Evaluating and planning for the improvement of performance
A2 Physical Education
Unit G453 - Principles & Concepts Across Different
Areas of Physical Education
Section A - Socio-Cultural Section
Historical Studies (A1)
Comparative Studies (A2)
Section B - Scientific Section
Exercise and Sport Physiology (B3)
Sport Psychology (B1)
Unit G454 - The Improvement of Effective
Performance & the Critical Evaluation of
Practical Activities in Physi
The syllabus provides an excellent foundation for specialist study in both Physical Education and Sports Studies in higher education and are also suitable qualifications for other areas of study.The specifications provide an excellent foundation for candidates intending to pursue careers in teaching and coaching, sports development, the leisure industry, recreational management, health leisure and fitness and professional sport
If you require any further information on the course, access the OCR website: www.ocr.org.uk
How to apply
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