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Physical Education AS & A Level at Barking Abbey School

Course description

This is a new Physical education syllabus starting in September 2016.

Physical Education is a subject that seeks to provide the development of student’s knowledge, skills and understanding, through the study of physical education and by participation in sport and physical activity.

The course is divided into units, the first two being the AS course component and the last two the A2 part which builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous units and lead to the full A-Level qualification.

The course contains both practical and theory, with the Practical element 30%, and Theory element 70% of the total mark. The content of the course will address current contemporary topics in sport such as the impact in the use of ergogenic aids, technology and increasing commercialisation of sport, as well as biological aspects such as aerobic and anaerobic respiration and muscle structure.

Course content

The AS Course

Covers the following 3 areas: Applied anatomy and physiology, Skill acquisition, Sport and society. There will be a two hour written exam at the end which will be worth 70% of the final grade

Practical –Practical performance in physical activity and sport. You will be assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. This will be worth 30% of the final grade

The A Level 

The A2 Course Covers the following 6 areas: Applied anatomy and physiology, Skill acquisition, Sport and society, Biomechanical movement, Sport psychology, Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport. There will be a two exams both being two hour written exam at the end which will be worth 70% of the final grade

Practical –Practical performance in physical activity and sport. You will be assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. This will be worth 30% of the final grade

Entry requirements

A minimum of 6 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, must include a Science, English and PE at Grade B or above

Future opportunities

Sports management, Physiotherapy, Sports Psychology, Health and Fitness Industry, Sports Injury Clinics, Sports Development, Coaching, Sports Therapy and Teaching

Further information

For further information see Mr T Phillips

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barking Abbey School directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2016
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