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Physical Education AS/A2 Level at St Philip Howard Catholic High School

Course description

This course is aimed at students who have a passion for this subject and are clearly interested in the wide range of aspects in PE and Sport. The majority of students use this A Level to gain entry to higher education with many of them studying sport related degrees.

Course content

Year 12 – AS Physical Education
PHED1 – Theory Component – Focusing on Applied Exercise Physiology, Skill Acquisition and Opportunities for Participation.
PHED2 – Practical Component – Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate the execution of core skills/techniques in isolation and in structured practice as either a player/performer and in an adopted role or two adopted roles in approved sports of their choice.

Year 13 – A2 Physical Education
PHED3 – Theory Component – Focusing on Applied Physiology to optimise performance, Sports Psychology and Contemporary Issues in Sport. 
PHED4 – Practical Component – Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate their own performance, identify weaknesses, and suggest causes and appropriate corrective measures. They are also assessed in a fully competitive setting in their approved chosen sport.

Entry requirements

MERIT in BTEC Level 2 Sport and B in Biology/Double Science is recommended.

Assessment

PHED1 – 2 hour written examination (60% of AS, 30% of A Level) PHED2 – Practical assessment (40% of AS, 20% of A Level) PHED3 – 2 hour written examination (30% of A Level) PHED4 – Practical assessment (20% of A Level).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Philip Howard Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 11 December 2015
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