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Physical Education at Abraham Darby Academy

Course description

You will continue to develop your skill levels in two chosen activities, with regular practical sessions students will learn to work effectively as a team. As well as the usual skills learnt through sport, students will learn to research and develop critical evaluation skills. Referencing which is a valuable skill needed for university will also be taught. Many employers look favourably on a qualification through sport because of the many different transferable skills that are developed. 

Course content

AS

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics, including 
technology in sport
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology 
  • Sport and society
  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation of Performance for 
Improvement (EPI)

 

 

Entry requirements

You will need at least five 9-5 grades at GCSE to include English, Mathematics, Science and PE.  You must be playing to a reasonably high level in at least one sport.  These are guidelines only and every student’s application will be treated on an individual basis.

Assessment

 

Content Overview

Assessment Overview

 

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics, including 
technology in sport

 

Physiological factors affecting performance

70 marks

1 hour 15 minute written paper

 

35% of total AS

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology
  • Sport and society

 

Psychological and socio-cultural themes in physical education

 

70 marks

 

1 hour 15 minutes written paper

35% of total AS

 

 

 

 

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation of Performance for 
Improvement (EPI)

 

 

 

 

 

Performance in physical education

 

60 marks

 

Non-exam assessment

30% of total AS

 

Future opportunities

Students of this subject can go onto study at some of the UK’s top Universities including; Loughborough University, the University of Northumbria, Lancaster University, the University of Leeds and Liverpool John Mores University.

They are reading exciting and challenging degree programmes such as Sports Equipment Product Design, Sport Psychology, Sports Management, Biomedical Sciences and Primary Education with QTS.

Further information

What other subjects should I study?

This really depends on the individual, however Biology and Psychology are always popular with students choosing A-Level Physical Education.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abraham Darby Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2

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