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Physical Education at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School

Course description

Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education (40%)

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis

The assessment consists of short answer, long answer and extended answer questions

Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education (30%)

Topic 1: Skill acquisition

Topic 2: Sport psychology

Topic 3: Sport and society

The assessment consists of short answer, long answer and extended answer questions

Component 3: Practical Performance (15%)

Skills performed in one physical activity as a player/ performer or coach

This will be marked in school and moderated by the examiner

Component 4: Performance Analysis and and Performance Development Programme (15%)

 

This will be marked in school and moderated by the examiner 

Course content

Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education (40%)

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis

The assessment consists of short answer, long answer and extended answer questions

Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education (30%)

Topic 1: Skill acquisition

Topic 2: Sport psychology

Topic 3: Sport and society

The assessment consists of short answer, long answer and extended answer questions

Component 3: Practical Performance (15%)

Skills performed in one physical activity as a player/ performer or coach

This will be marked in school and moderated by the examiner

Component 4: Performance Analysis and and Performance Development Programme (15%)

 

This will be marked in school and moderated by the examiner 

Entry requirements

Grade B or higher in GCSE PE, a science and a Grade 6 or higher in English in addition to representing either a school or club consistently in at least one sport. Students who have not studied GCSE PE but wish to study this A Level are required to have a discussion with the Head of Department.

 

Further information

This challenging course offers students the opportunity to demonstrate their academic and practical skills. The course develops knowledge and understanding of the physiological, psychological and socio-cultural factors influencing performance. It promotes the skills necessary to analyse, evaluate and improve performance. 

http://www.sirjosephwilliamson.medway.sch.uk/195/courses-on-offer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2017
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mrs Francesca Jennings
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01634844008
    • Email address:
    • jenningsf@sjwms.co.uk

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