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Physical Education A Level at Corfe Hills School

Course description

In Year 13 you will study

• Applied anatomy and physiology

• Skill acquisition

• Exercise physiology

• Biomechanical movement

• Sports psychology

• Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport 

Course content

This course encourages you to develop your own skills in a sport which you play/perform competitively – it actively encourages you to become involved in external clubs and extra-curricular activities. Without competing in a sport you cannot be assessed.

Assessment

Component 1 – Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

  • Applied anatomy and physiology 
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society

This will be a written exam paper (2 hours) and counts for 35% of the A-level

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

  • Exercise physiology and biomechanics
  • Sports psychology
  • Sport and society and technology in sport

 This will be a written exam paper (2 hours) and counts for 35% of  the A-level

Component 3 – Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

  • Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity
  • Written/verbal analysis and evaluation of performance

This will be 30% of A-level

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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