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Sport and physical Education AS and A Level at Emmanuel College

Course description

AS Level Course

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport. Examined in three sections.

Section A: Applied Physiology – Anatomy and physiology, biomechanical movement and exercise physiology.

Section B: Skill Acquisition and sport psychology.

Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport.

 

Non exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport.

 

A2 Level Course

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport. Examined in three sections.

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

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

Entry requirements

Students must achieve at least a B grade in Physical Education at GCSE in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the course. In addition to this a B grade, at least, in Science at GCSE is also desirable.

Students must participate in a recognised sporting club on a weekly basis and be involved in regular competition. Students must also have a subject teacher recommendation.

Assessment

For AS

One written examination of 2 hours duration.

(On sections A, B & C) [70% of AS] Practical and written coursework.

Choosing one role from performer or coach [30% of AS]

 

For A2

Two written examinations of 2 hours duration each [70% of A level]

(Paper 1 on section A, B & C and Paper 2 on section A,B & C, please see above) [Each worth 35% of A level] Practical & written coursework. Choosing one role from performer or coach. [30% of A level]

 

Project/Coursework Details and Deadlines

At AS Choose 1 from 2 roles – performer or coach Practical assessment of student’s ability to perform as a player or coach in a full-sided version of one activity. Plus written or verbal analysis of performance.

At A2

Choose 1 from 2 roles – performer or coach Practical assessment of student’s ability to perform as a player or coach in a full-sided version of one activity. Plus written or verbal analysis of performance.

Future opportunities

A Level Sports and Physical Education supports applications to university courses such as Sports Sciences, Physiotherapy, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Emmanuel College directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2016

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