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Physical Education at The Arnewood School

Course description

You will follow the OCR AS and A2 Level Physical Education courses. The specifications cover a wide range of disciplines with the focal point being the performer and the performance.

Course content

AS Level

  • Physiological factors affecting Performance (Anatomy & physiology, Exercise physiology, Biomechanics.)
  • Psychological & Socio-Cultural themes in PE (Skill acquisition, Sport psychology, Sport & Society)
  • Performance within Physical Education (Part 1 - Performance/coaching of a sport or activity. Part 2 – Analysis and Evaluation of performance for improvement of a sport or activity.)

A2 Level

  • Physiological factors affecting Performance (Anatomy & physiology, Exercise physiology, Biomechanics.)
  • Psychological Factors Affecting Performance (Skill acquisition, Sport psychology)
  • Socio-cultural and Contemporary Issues (Sport, Society and Technological influences)
  • Performance within Physical Education (Part 1 - Performance/coaching of a sport or activity. Part 2 – Analysis and Evaluation of performance for improvement of a sport or activity.)

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above preferably with GCSE PE as one of those.

Assessment

AS Level

  • Component 1 is a 1 hour 15 minute paper worth 35%
  • Component 2 is also 1 hour 15 minutes worth 35%, Component 3 is a non exam  assessment worth 30%

A2 Level

  • Component 1 is a 2 hour paper worth 30%
  • Component 2 is also 2 hour worth 20%, Component 3 is also 2 hour worth 20%
  • Component 4 is a non exam assessment worth 30%.

Future opportunities

A level PE provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers
in teaching and coaching, the leisure industry, recreational management, the health and
fitness industry, sports medicine and physiotherapy, as well as professional sports.

Further information

The course follows the OCR syllabus for which the department provides the appropriate books in the resource room. There is an opportunity also to buy the OCR revision book and to attend a revision day run by the writers of the AS and A2 Level Exam course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 March 2016

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