Physical Education A Level at Burlington Danes Academy
Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education
Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education
Component 3: Practical performance
Component 4: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Performance Analysis
- Skill acquisition
·At least 6 A*-B grades at GCSE including English and Maths (grades 5 and above).
· Students on this pathway will take 3 A' levels, studying linear courses for 2 years.
· Students need to achieve at least a B at GCSE in their chosen A' Level subjects, or closely related subjects (e.g. English and Science grades are used for Psychology entry. See subject-specific entry requirements)
· Minimum of 4 B grades required not including BTEC or vocational equivalents
Key skills required to complete this course
· Students must have a passion for PE and how the human body functions.
· Communication: expressing your ideas clearly, both verbally as well as in writing
· Research: independent learning and reading a variety of plays, performance texts and theatre reviews.
· Group work: throughout the course students are required to collaborate
· Creativity: students have the opportunity to express their creativity from acting through to designing staging.
· Students are expected to be participating in an organised sport outside of school on a regular basis.
Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education Written examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes, 40% of the qualification, 140 marks
Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education Written examination: 2 hours, 30% of the qualification, 100 marks
Component 3: Practical Performance Non-examined assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated, 15% of the qualification, 40 marks
Component 4: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme Non-examined assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated, 15% of the qualification, 40 marks
Studying Physical Education will prepare you for a multitude of courses at university or moving into the world of work. You will:
•become skilled in making decisions, solving problems, communication, and working with both quantitative and qualitative data
•gain a greater understanding of your own practical performances in order to support progression to the next level of study
•develop a blend of scientific and social knowledge which will allow you to access the numerous higher education programmes. Courses could include sports science, sports marketing, sports technology, leisure and sports coaching
•be a strong candidate for employment to a wide range of careers from management, to working in public sector organisations or charities
Key tips for success
· Complete homework for given deadlines
· Work collaboratively with other pupils
· Be prepared to revise in your own time
· Use your study periods to read as many journals on the components as possible
· Get involved in school practical activities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burlington Danes Academy directly.