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Physical Education AS & A Level at Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School

Course description

The course follows the AQA syllabus.  

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology.
  2. Skill acquisition
  3. Sport and society
  4. Exercise physiology
  5. Biomechanical movement
  6. Sport psychology
  7. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport.

Entry requirements

As well as having the necessary grades, students need to be of a good level of performance in at least one sport activity.  

Assessment

  • Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport
    Written exam: 2 hours, 105 marks, 35% of A‐level 
    A selection of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing

    Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
    Section B: Skill acquisition
    Section C: Sport and society
  • Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport
    Written exam: 2 hours, 105 marks, 35% of A‐level
    A selection of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing


    Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics.
    Section B: Sport psychology.
    Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport.
  • Non‐exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport
    Internal assessment, external moderation, 90 marks, 30% of A‐level

    Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.
    Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

Future opportunities

This A Level can lead to university courses in sports science or sports psychology or to a career in teaching.    Careers in coaching or leisure management also follow on naturally from this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016
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