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Physical Education A Level at Caroline Chisholm School

Course description

AS
 
Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education

Content overview
- Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
- Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis
 
Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education
Content overview
- Topic 3: Skill acquisition
- Topic 4: Sport psychology
- Topic 5: Sport and society
 
Component 3: Practical Performance
Content overview
- Skills performed in one physical activity as a player/performer
OR
- Skills performed in one physical activity as a coach
 
Component 4: Performance Analysis
- In the role of player/performer or coach analyse two components of a physical activity (one physiological component and either a tactical or technical component).
 
A Level
 
Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education
- Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
- Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis.
Biomechanics is embedded within the content of Topics 1 and 2.
 
Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education
- Topic 3: Skill acquisition
- Topic 4: Sport psychology
- Topic 5: Sport and society
 
Component 3: Practical Performance
- Skills performed in one physical activity as a player/performer
OR
- Skills performed in one physical activity as a coach
 
Component 4: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme
- In the role of player/performer or coach analyse two components of a physical activity (one physiological component and either a tactical or technical component).
- In the role of player/performer or coach analyse, implement and evaluate a Performance Development Programme.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language or Literature: Grade 5 is required
GCSE Mathematics: Grade 4 is required
 
Ideally students need to have studied Physical Education at GCSE level to have the necessary background knowledge required at A level, achieving a Grade B or above; a strong theoretical component is essential. Regular participation in at least one sport to a high standard is essential.
 

Assessment

Teaching will comprise of a range of whole class activities, discussions, video input, small group debate, student presentations and independent research opportunities. Opportunities to lead Key Stage 3 PE and a number of offsite visits are available throughout the duration of the course.

Future opportunities

Examples of sport related degrees and careers include; Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Sport Technology, P.E., Sports Management, Oceanography, Sports Psychology, Police, Teaching, Sports Marketing, Journalism and Leisure and Tourism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caroline Chisholm School directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2017
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