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Physical Education A Level at Harris Academy Beckenham

Course description

Physiological factors affecting performance (01)

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics

Psychological factors affecting performance (02)

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (03)

  • Sport and society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

Performance in physical education (04)

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI)

Entry requirements

Students require a grade 6 or above in Physical Education GCSE and Biology GCSE, a grade 5 or above in English Language GCSE and be actively involved in a sport outside of the Academy.

Assessment

Students sit examinations in their A Level courses at the end of Year 13. All students will take internal end of year examinations at the end of year 12 to determine suitability to continue with the subject in Year 13. Students who do not meet the required pass grade in the Year 12 end of year examinations will not be permitted to progress into Year 13.

Physiological factors affecting performance (01): 90 mark written examination lasting 2 hours and worth 30% of the total A Level.

Psychological factors affecting performance (02): 60 mark written examination lasting 1 hour and worth 20% of the total A Level.

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (03): 60 mark written examination lasting 1 hour and worth 20% of the total A Level.

Performance in physical education (04): 60 mark non-exam assessment (NEA) worth 30% of the total A Level.

Future opportunities

An A Level qualification is becoming an essential prerequisite for specialist study in Physical Education and Sports Studies in Higher Education. The qualification provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers in Teaching and Coaching, Sports Development, Physiotherapy, the Leisure Industry, Recreational Management, the Health and Fitness Industry and Professional Sport.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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