Physical Education AS/A Level 3 at Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend
A strong scientific background will help your understanding within this subject. It is an advantage if you take part in sport outside of school and you will be required to independently work under guidance of your teachers in your chosen sports. When you enrol on this course it is a requirement for you to join a team/club to enhance your practical skills.
A Level Course – H555 Theory (70%)
Section A: Physiological factors affecting performance: Applied anatomy and physiology, Exercise physiology and Biomechanics
Section B: Psychological factors affecting performance: Skill acquisition and sports psychology
Section C: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport: Sport and society, Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport
Practical performance in physical activity and sport: Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance (30%)
Grade 6 in GCSE Physical Education. In exceptional circumstances, students who have taken a very active part in sport during KS3 and 4 and who have Grade 7 in Dual Science and English will be allowed onto the course.
Paper One (30%): Physiological factors affecting performance – 90 marks 2 hour paper
Paper Two (20%): Psychological factors affecting performance – 60 marks 1 hour paper
Paper Three (20%): Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport – 60 marks 1 hour paper
Practical performance in physical activity and sport Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance. (30%)
Students have the opportunity to attend various trips to support their studies in the three areas of focus.
This will all depend on the field you wish to follow and the university you choose to study at. Physiotherapy – ABB. Teaching – BBB. Sports Therapy – CC. Sports Science – AAB. Sports Management – BBC. Sports Rehabilitation – BBB.
You could go on to do a degree in: Physical Education; Sports Science; Osteopathy; Marketing; Paediatrician; Sports Massage; Ergonomics; Sports therapy; Dietician; Social or Youth Work; Teacher; Sports Management; Sport and Exercise Science; Sport and Social Science; Philosophy and Religion and Sports Science; Sports Science and Italian
Career Options: Physiotherapist; Dietician; Sports Management; Teacher; Occupational Therapy; Industrial Ergonomics; Sports Therapy; Sports Journalism; Coaching; Outdoor pursuits; Sports Business Manager; Osteopathy.
We cover a wide range of skills. In the theory, we encourage independent thinking and learning. We use many different strategies, including practical investigations, student presentations, use of PowerPoint, videos and DVDs.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend directly.