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Physical Education GCE A Level at Oriel High School

Course description

Studying Physical Education will give you a fantastic insight into the world of sports
performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non-exam assessment component, you will also develop a wide- ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.
 
The combination of physical performance and academic challenge will provide you with an exciting opportunity; you can perform, and then through academic study gain the knowledge to improve yours and others’ performance or coaching though application of theory.

Course content

Eight contact hours of taught content per fortnight, split between three members of
teaching staff.
The AS Level Physical Education specification content is divided into three components;
»» Physiological Factors Affecting Performance: Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise
Physiology, Biomechanics.
»» Psychological and Socio-cultural Themes in PE: Skill Acquisition, Sport Psychology, Sport and Society.
The A Level Physical Education specification content is divided into four components;
»» Physiological Factors Affecting Performance: Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise
Physiology, Biomechanics.
»» Psychological Factors Affecting Performance: Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology.
»» Socio-cultural and Contemporary Issues: Sport, society and technological influences.

Entry requirements

Students should also have achieved at least a B in GCSE PE or at least a Merit at BTEC Sport L2.

Assessment

»» Students will sit two external exams worth 70% of the final grade for AS and three
external exams with 70% of the final grade for A Level.
 
»» The remaining 30% at both AS and A Level is assessed through practical assessment made up of two parts: Performance and the EAPI, with one sport or activity being performed at both AS and A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oriel High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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