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A' Level Physical Education at Bishop Young Church of England Academy

Course description

At AS: Theory Exam (70%): 1. Anatomy and Physiology – cardiovascular, respiratory and neuromuscular systems. The muscular skeletal system and analysis of movement in physical activities 2. Acquisition of Skill – Skill, skill continuums and transfer of skills. Impact of skill classification on structure of practice for learning. Principles and theories of learning and performance. Use of guidance and feedback 3. Sport and Society – Emergence of globalisation of sport in the 21st century. The impact of Pre-industrial, Industrial, post-industrial and Post World War II on sport. The impact of sport on society and of society on sport. Sociological theory applied to equal opportunities Practical Coursework (30%): you will be assessed on your ability to perform as a player/performer or coach in one activity. This activity will need to be carried out in your own time, through a local club or an extra-curricular club. At A2: 1. Exercise Physiology – Diet and nutrition and their effect on physical activity and performance. Preparation and training methods in relation to maintaining physical activity and performance. 2. Biomechanical movement - Biomechanical principles. Levers. 3. Sports Psychology - Psychological factors that can influence an individual in physical activities. Aspects of Personality. Attitudes, arousal, anxiety, aggression, motivation and social facilitation. Group dynamics. The importance of goal setting. 4. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport - Understanding of technology for sports analytics. Practical Coursework (30%): Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus a written analysis of performance.

Course content

GCSE grade 5 or above in Science and GCSE grade 5 or above in English Language. You must be involved in regular training/ competition and have a club standard performance level in one sport.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September