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Physical Education A Level at Richard Rose Central Academy

Course description

This is a course for everybody who is an enthusiast for sport in general and a specific game in particular. It is for those who want to learn more about the many different roles in sport – for example as performer, coach, or official. It is for all who are determined to study something which they actually enjoy doing themselves. Gaining this qualification will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of areas such as Bio-Mechanics, Nutrition, Physiology, Practical Performance, Psychology and Sociology. At the end of this course you will for example know about health, exercise and fitness, about the cardiac and pulmonary functions, about levers, about the transport of blood gases, and much more besides. Students with A-Level PE are recognised for their communication, team-working and leadership skills.

Entry requirements

To study this course you will need to have achieved five GCSEs at Grade C or above, which need to include English, Maths and Physical Education or BTEC Sport. Due to the nature of the subject you will need to have good scientific knowledge, as well as the ability to write concisely. You will need to have a minimum of one sporting activity that you perform or coach at a good standard. This is a very demanding course and you should not undertake it if you are not prepared to work hard.

Assessment

Exam Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

What's assessed?

Section A: Applied physiology, Section B: Skill acquisition and sports psychology Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

How it's assessed

Written exam: 2 hours, 84 marks, 35% of A Level 

Practical Module: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed?

Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

How it's assessed

Internal assessment, external moderation, 90 marks, 30% of A Level 

Exam Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed?

Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics, Section B: Sport psychology Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

How it's assessed

Written exam: 2 hours, 105 marks, 35% of A-level 

Future opportunities

Sport offers a huge variety of employment and training opportunities. You can work as player, coach, teacher, trainer, official, administrator, manager, or support staff. You can work in fund-raising, media and marketing, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, health and social, or research and development. Wherever this qualification leads, be it a job after Sixth Form College or a sports-related University Degree Course, A-Level PE will equip you with a broad set of practical skills, which employers and university admission tutors recognise and respect, and which you will find very valuable whatever your path in life.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Rose Central Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016
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