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Physical Education A-Level at Wales High School and Business and Enterprise College with Applied Learning

Course description

Course Overview

A-Level Physical Education is a two year linear course. This A-Level takes a contemporary view of PE and sport, focusing on its dynamic development at a local, national and international level. The course includes theoretical and practical aspects of the course which aim to develop an insight and understanding of movement; performance and behaviour in relation to play, sport, physical education, recreation and to develop the knowledge and skill to enable students to reach a high standard of performance. Students wishing to take A-Level PE must be able to perform or coach in one sport to a good standard. AS is also available for suitable candidates.

 

Examination Board

The Examination Board for this course is AQA.

 

Where can this lead?

A-Level PE is a recognised entry qualification to Higher Education and of particular value to those wishing to pursue a career in areas such as sport science, sport studies, sports coaching & development, sports technology, sports therapy, sports psychology, teaching, leisure management and the armed forces.

A-Level PE is also valuable for medically related courses such as nursing and physiotherapy.

 

Course Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs grade A* - B (or equivalent), including at least Double Science, Mathematics (grade 6), and English (grade 6). GCSE background in Sports Studies is preferable. Course Leader interview prior to starting the course.

 

Course Breakdown – Lower Sixth

Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport (2 hour written exam - 70%):

  • Applied Physiology

  • Skill Acquisition

  • Sports Psychology

  • Sport and Society

  • Technology in Sport

     

Non-examined assessment: Practical performance in physical activity in sport (30%)

  • There are 2 aspects of the NEA: Performance assessment (practical performance) and written or verbal analysis of performance.

 

Course Breakdown – Upper Sixth

Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport (2 hour written exam - 35%)

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology

  • Skill Acquisition

  • Sport & Society

     

Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport (2 hour written exam - 35%)

  • Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

  • Sport Psychology

  • Sport & Society

  • Technology in Sport

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Non-examined assessment: Practical performance in physical activity in sport (30%)

There are two aspects of the NEA: Performance Assessment (practical performance and written or verbal analysis of performance).

 

Enrichment Opportunities

Throughout the AS and A-Level course students will be given the opportunity to work with students in school to develop their leadership, coaching and officiating skills. The teaching staff give students the opportunity to attend an annual revision conference in Sheffield which is organised and delivered by experienced examiners.

 

The course does offer the students the opportunity to be assessed as a performer in a chosen sport. Students are therefore encouraged to participate in the different activities the department offers to compliment this course. Additional support sessions are offered by staff throughout the year to help students.

 

Follow the link to see our Physical Education Student Profiles: http://www.waleshigh.com/student-profiles/

 

For further information, please contact - Mrs V Lyne / vl@waleshigh.com

or Mr D Riches / dr@waleshigh.com

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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