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Physical Education AS and A Level at Nelson Thomlinson School

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Course Content

AS and A Level:

Physiological factors affecting performance:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology.
  • Exercise physiology.
  • Biomechanics (including technology in sport).

Psychological factors affecting performance:

  • Skill acquisition.
  • Sports psychology.

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport:

  • Sport and society.
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport.

Performance in physical education:

  • Performance or coaching.
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement

Entry requirements

At least Grade C in Biology and Physics GCSEs, or Grade CC in Double Science GCSE.

Student Attributes

  • An interest in all aspects of sport.
  • Organised, hard-working and self-motivated.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to make decisions and think independently.

Assessment

AS Level:

Physiological factors affecting performance:

70 marks worth 35% of total AS Level – written exam (1 hour 15 minutes).

Psychological and socio-cultural themes in Physical Education:

70 marks worth 35% of total AS Level – written exam (1 hour 15 minutes).

Performance in Physical Education:

60 marks worth 30% of total – practical assessment.

 

A Level:

Physiological factors affecting performance:

90 marks worth 30% of total A Level – written exam (2 hours).

Psychological factors affecting performance:

60 marks worth 20% of total A Level – written exam (1 hour).

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport:

60 marks worth 20% of total A Level – written exam (1 hour).

Performance in Physical Education: 60 marks worth 30% of total A Level – practical assessment.

Future opportunities

A-Level Physical Education can lead to a range of careers and degree courses including Teaching, Physiotherapy, Personal Trainer, Sports Science, Sport Psychology and Nutrition.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson Thomlinson School directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016
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