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Physical Education A level at The Holy Cross School

Course description

This subject offers students the opportunity to experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles within sport such as performer, or coach.

This qualification looks to equip students with the skills and knowledge required for higher education and/or the world of work.

The Advanced Level course builds on the work studied at GCSE to enhance knowledge and increase understanding of the factors that affect participation in physical education.

The course will address current contemporary topics such as the use of ergogenic aids, technology and the increasing commercialism of sport. The course also includes applied physiology, skill acquisition and opportunities for participation.

Course content

Component 1:

Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Written Paper

Section A – Applied anatomy and physiology (35 marks)

Section B – Skill acquisition (35 marks)

Section C – Sport and society (35 marks)

Component 2:

Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

Written Paper

Section A – Exercise physiology and biomechanics (35 marks)

Section B – Sport psychology (35 marks)

Section C – Sport and society and technology in sport (35 marks)

Component 3:

Practical performance in physical activity and sport

 

Entry requirements

Regular commitment to at least one extra-curricular competitive sport.

GCSE Grade 6 or above in PE and Grade 5 or above in Biology

Or GCSE Grade 5:5 in GCSE Combined Science. GCSE PE recommended but not essential - students would need approval of Subject Leader.

Assessment

Component 1 – Two hour written exam

Component 2 - Two hour written exam

Component 3 - Internal assessment with external moderation

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Cross School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

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