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Physical Education AS/A2 at Trinity School

Course description

Students receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sports science. This complete grounding in the subject provides a fantastic base from which to build when they move on to higher education, employment or further training.

The content has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education (PE) in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject.

Course content

Year 1 (Year 12) - Component 01: Physiological factors affecting performance:

Applied anatomy and physiology, Biomechanics.

Component 02: Psychological factors affecting performance:

Skill acquisition

Component 03: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport:

Sport and Society

Component 04: Performance in physical education:

Performance or coaching of an activity taken from the approved lists*.

*The approved lists can be found in section 2e (page 34) of the ‘OCR AS and GCE guide to NEA in Physical Education’.

 

Year 2 (Year 13) - Component 01: Physiological factors affecting performance:

Exercise physiology

Component 02: Psychological factors affecting performance:

Sports psychology.

Component 03: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport:

Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport.

Component 04: Performance in physical education:

The Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI).

(Oral presentation)

Entry requirements

Due to the scientific nature (particularly component 1) of the specification, we require that students achieve a minimum of grade B in GCSE Science.

Assessment

Component 01: Physiological factors affecting performance - Examination assessment – 2 hour written paper – 90 marks – 30% weighting.

Component 02: Psychological factors affecting performance - Examination assessment – 1 hour written paper – 60 marks – 20% weighting.

Component 03: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport - Examination assessment – 1 hour written paper – 60 marks – 20% weighting.

Component 04: Performance in physical education - Non exam assessment (NEA)  - 60 marks – 30% weighting.

Future opportunities

The course will prepare learners for the further study of PE or sports science courses as well as other related subject areas such as psychology, sociology and biology. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry.

This specification will create confident, independent thinkers and effective decision makers who can operate effectively as individuals or as part of a team – all skills that will enable them to stand out and effectively promote themselves as they progress through life.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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