Physical Education A Level at Mill Hill County High School
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.
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
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
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.