Physical Education A level at Wood Green School
This syllabus takes a multi-disciplinary approach, encouraging different methods of enquiry drawn from a wide range of disciplines, with the focus being the performer and the performance.
Grade B or above in GCSE Physical Education. A genuine interest in the world of sport, exercise, and training as well as playing in competitive sport is essential.
Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport Written exam: Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing. (2 hours, 35%)
Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
Section B: Skill acquisition
Section C: Sport and society
Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport Written exam: Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing. (2 hours, 35%)
Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics
Section B: Sport psychology
Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport
Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport Internal assesment, external moderation (30%)
Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.
Physical Education links well with Biology, Psychology and Sociology. Students interested in higher education courses and careers in teaching physical education, fitness training, physiotherapy, physiology, medicine, sports coaching, leisure and recreation and outdoor education will find Physical Education very interesting and useful.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wood Green School directly.