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Physical Education AS/A Level at Fitzharrys School

Course description

This is a subject which is now a reformed A level which means that the result of the AS exams does not contribute to the overall A level mark and grade. If a student leaves the course after AS then this new type of AS is worth 40% of the UCAS points of the full A level for University entry in 2017 and beyond. If a student completes the two year A level course then it is only assessment at the end of the second year that counts towards the full A level grade.

Course content

AS:

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

Non Exam assessment - Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity, plus written/verbal analysis of performance.

A2:

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

Non exam assessment - Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity, plus written/verbal analysis of performance

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Entry requirements

• Self-motivation
• Interest in the theoretical side of sport
• Independent learning and self-organisation
• Problem solving
• Reviewing and modifying
• Critical analysis
• Be able to coach, officiate or perform to a high level

Due to the heavy theoretical content of the course students are recommended to have achieved a B grade or higher in the theory paper at GCSE. To be successful on this course you must be involved with an outside club as a coach or performer in an activity in accordance with the AQA specification.(see aqa website)

Assessment

AS: Paper 1 (70% of AS)

Section A: Applied physiology

Section B: Skill acquisition and sports psychology

Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

• Written exam: 2 hours

• Section A, B and C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (28 marks each )

Non Exam assessment (30% of AS)

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

Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

• Internal assessment, external moderation

A2:Paper 1 (35% of A-level)

Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology

Section B: Skill acquisition

Section C: Sport and society

• Written exam: 2 hours

• Section A, B and C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks each)

Paper 2 (35% of A-level) As above, except assessment covers:

Section A: Excercise physiology and biomechanics

Section B: Sport psychology

Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

Non Exam assessment (30% of A-level)

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

Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

•Internal assessment, external moderation

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Future opportunities

Apprenticeship/university
Sports Coaching
Sports and exercise science
Strength and conditioning and personal trainer
Sports rehabilitation
Physical Education Teacher

Further information

Topics are taught in class and practical situations. There are trips to outdoor education centres and University Physiology labs to gain first-hand experience of the theory covered. Students are expected to be able to work independently at home and keep up to date with sporting issues via the media. Students must participate outside of school in their non exam assessment (practical work) over the full period of their course

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 October 2016
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