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Physics A Level at The Trinity Catholic School

Course description

1 Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle
Written examination – 60% of AS, 30% of A-Level
2 Analysis and Evaluation of physical activity as performer and/or in
adopted role
Pratical coursework – 40% of AS, 20% of A-Level
Unit 1
Topics include:
Topic 1: Applied Physiology
Muscle actions, Fitness, Exercise and Health, Principles of testing,
Cardiac cycles, Circulation,
Topic 2: Skill Acquisition
Skill classification, Learning and Performance, Information processing
Practical Skill Aquisition.
Topic 3: Opportunities for Participation
Physical Education, Recreation, National Curriculum, Classification of
Unit 2
Choose to perform and be assessed in 2 of the following roles, or perform and
be assessed twice in 1 of the following:
A) Performer
B) Coach
C) Official

3 Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues in sport
Written examination - 60% of A2, 30% of A-Level
4 Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation.
Coursework – 40% of A2, 20% of A-Level
Unit 3
Topics include:
Section A: Applied Physiology to Optimise Performance
Periodisation, Altitude training, PNF, Energy sources, Aerobic
Pathways, Glycogen Loading, Muscle Fibre Types, Projectile Motion
Section B: Psychological Aspects that Optimise Performance
Personality, Self Efficacy, Attribution theory, Arousal, Social
Facilitation, Goal Setting, Leadership
Section C: Evaluating Contemporary Issues
World Games, Sport Ethics, Media, Commercialisation and Sport,
Rehabilitation, Development of rational recreation.
Unit 4
Section A: Choose to perform and be assessed in 1 of the following in a fully
comprehensive situation:
A) Performer B) Coach C) Official
Written Coursework:
Section B: Observe, analyse, and evaluate your own performance against that
of an elite performer.
Section C: Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical causes of faults and
suggest corrective measures based upon theoretical principles.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Trinity Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years