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Physical Education A Level at Mill Hill County High School

Course description

This course is in two main sections – the theoretical study of performance and issues in sports, and practical performance of sports.  A large section of the theory is science based and the course concentrates on its application to performance.

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1 -  Application of Physiological & Psychological Knowledge to Improve Performance
Skeletal system, motion & movement (including force & mass), effects of exercise on circulatory & respiratory system (including practical activities leading to understanding the theory). Candidates will also study socio-cultural studies in Physical Education (PE) – PE, sport and recreation, sport and culture, provision and pursuit of excellence
2 hour exam    /    30% of A Level mark

Unit 2 - Performance & its Improvement through Critical Analysis
Acquiring and developing skills in practical activities, two practical activities from different sports types Performance & verbal analysis of performance coursework
20% of total A Level mark

A2 Level

Unit 3 - a) Comparative Studies
 A comparison of sport in the UIK, USA and Australia

  b) Psychology of Sport Performance
Individual aspects (including personality & motivation), group dynamics (including teamwork & leadership),
      competition effects on performance (including aggression, social facilitation & attribution theory)

  c) Exercise & Sport Physiology
      Energy (including ATP, recovery, strength, flexibility and performance enhancement)

2½ hour exam    /    35% of A Level mark 

Unit 4 - Improvement of Effective Performance & Critical Evaluation of Practical Activities with Synoptic Assessment
1 practical activity assessed in an open environment
Performance & verbal analysis of performance coursework
15% of A Level Mark

Entry requirements

A minimum of a B grade in a GCSE science subject or a B grade in GCSE Physical Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mill Hill County High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2015

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