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Physical Education AS/A Level 3 at Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend

Course description

Essential skills

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.

Course content

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%)

Entry requirements

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.

Assessment

Assessment Overview

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%)

Financial information

Students have the opportunity to attend various trips to support their studies in the three areas of focus.

Future opportunities

University requirements

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.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 11 December 2018
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