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AS/A2 Physical Education at Charter Academy

Course description

AS Examinations
Unit 1 – PHED1
Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle
60% of AS, 30% of A Level
2 hour written examination
84 marks
Two sections:
Section A – six structured questions
Section B – application of theoretical knowledge to a practical situation
Available in June only
Unit 2 – PHED2
Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in an adopted role/s
40% of AS, 20% of A Level
Internal assessment with external moderation
100 marks
Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate the execution of core skills/techniques in isolation and in
structured practice as either a player/performer and in an adopted role or two adopted roles.
Available in June only
A2 Examinations
Unit 3 – PHED3
Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport
30% of A Level
2 hour written examination
84 marks
Three sections:
Section A – how exercise physiology can optimise performance
Section B – how application of psychological knowledge can optimise performance
Section C – contemporary influences in sport and their impact on the performer
Available in June only
Unit 4 – PHED4
Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation
20% of A Level
Internal assessment with external moderation
120 marks
Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate their own performance, identify areas of performance that they
could improve, and suggest causes and appropriate corrective measures.

Entry requirements

Minimum Merit at BTEC First in PE. Minimum Grade C at GCSE in PE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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