Physical Education A Level at Torquay Boys Grammar School
This syllabus is offered as a multi-disciplinary approach to the participation in and study of man’s movement, performance and behaviour in relation to play, institutionalised physical education, sport and recreation. Academic study within physical educationcan provide greater knowledge, insight and understanding of performance. This syllabus is based on an understanding of concepts and methods of enquiry drawn from a wide range of disciplines with the focal point being the performer and the performance.
The content has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education (PE) in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject.
Students should have a strong practical background and understanding. Grade B in GCSE Science is expected. Grade B or above in GCSE Physical Education (if studied) would also be expected.
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Exercise physiology
Physiological factors affecting performance (90 marks) 2 hr written paper
- Skill acquisition
- Sports psychology
Psychological factors affecting performance (60 marks) 1 hr written paper
- Sport and society
- Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport
Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (60 marks) 1 hr written paper
- Performance or Coaching in 1 sport
- Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement
Performance in physical education (60 marks) Non-exam assessment/coursework
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Torquay Boys Grammar School directly.