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Physical Education (See Option Blocks on our website) at Notre Dame High School

Course description

The Course involves the exploration of a wide range of topics relating to sport including:

Applied anatomy and physiology                       

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and Society
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

Course content

The Course involves the exploration of a wide range of topics relating to sport including:

 

  • Applied anatomy and physiology                       
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

Entry requirements

You need GCSE PE at grade C or above if studied before. Standard entry requirements if not. 

Some topics will be taught practically to enhance understanding. They will also as part of the final mark be assessed in their ability to analyse and evaluate a physical activity as a performer and/or in an adopted role/s as an official or coach. It is an entry requirement that students take part in a competitive activity outside of school which is listed on the syllabus.  

(See Option Blocks on our website)

Assessment

Paper 1 : Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology

Section B: Skill Acquisition 

Section C: Sport and society

Assessed:

Written exam: 2 hours

105 marks

35% of A-level

Questions:

Section A: Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

Section B: Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

 

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

Section A: Excercise physiology and biomechanics

Section B: Sport psychology

Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

Assessed:

Written exam: 2 hours

105 marks

35% of A-level

Questions:

Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

 

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

Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.

Plus

written/verbal analysis of performance

Assessed

  • Internal assessment, external moderation
  • 90 marks
  • 30% of A-level

 

 

Further information

Students wishing to enter careers related to Sport could combine this subject with Mathematics and/or Science subjects such as Biology for entry to Sports Science degrees.  Other relevant subjects include Psychology, Sociology, Business, Geography and English.

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: 10 October 2017
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