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Physical Education AS/A level (New Linear A level) at Heaton Manor School

Course description

This course builds on your experiences from Key Stage 4 and GCSE (although this is not a pre-requisite) to enhance your knowledge and increase your understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in physical education. It also looks to equip you with skills and knowledge required for higher education and the world of work. You will also have the opportunity to experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles in sport such as performer or leader/coach. 

Course content

This course is ideal if you have a keen interest in sport from a performing or coaching perspective. You will spend time working with and leading other students in practical activities. However, 70% of the course is theoretical so you must also be happy to work within a classroom. You do not have to have a GCSE in PE to undertake this course.

Entry requirements

Grades A*-C in a minimum of 5 GCSE subjects including B grade in English Language and Science. Students who studied PE at GCSE Level must have achieved a minimum of a Grade B.

Assessment

GCE AS Level (1 year course)

Exams taken at the end of Year 12.

 

Paper 1: 35% of AS

• Applied Anatomy and physiology

• Exercise Physiology

• Biomechanics, including technology in sport

 

Paper 2: 35% of AS

• Skill Acquisition

• Sports Psychology

• Sport and Society

 

Coursework: 30% of AS

• Performance or coaching

• Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for improvement

 

GCE A Level (2 year course)

 

Paper 1: 30% of A Level

• Applied Anatomy and physiology

• Exercise Physiology

• Biomechanics

 

Paper 2: 20% of A Level

• Skill Acquisition

• Sports Psychology

 

Paper 3: 20% of A Level

• Sport and Society

• Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

 

Coursework: 30% of A Level

• Performance or coaching

• Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for improvement

Future opportunities

This course is excellent preparation if you intend to study similar courses in higher education such as Sports Studies, Sports Science, Sports Coaching or Physical Education. It also develops a range of transferable skills which ensures it is worthwhile in its own right.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heaton Manor School directly.

Last updated date: 26 July 2016

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