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A Level Physical Education at The Windsor Boys' School

Course description

The course builds upon the units that the students studied at GCSE level with half of the units being a development of what the boys have done before and the other half entirely new topics. We have found that this both stretches the boys but also gives the comfort of building upon previous knowledge.

Topics Covered and syllabus codes

At A.S. Level

Unit 1: Opportunities for, and the effects, of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

Written paper, 2 hours, 84 marks

Unit 2: Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as performer and/or in an adopted role/s

Internal assessment, externally moderated.

At A2 Level

Unit 3: Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport

Three sections: how physiological factors, applied psychology and contemporary influences affect performance.

Unit 4: Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation

Internal assessment, externally moderated. 120 marks – 20% of A level. This Includes both practical & written coursework.

Entry requirements

As Physical Education remains an academically rigorous and demanding subject (Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology & Biomechanics) so the department asks that students achieve at least a B grade at GCSE. Students who have not taken GCSE PE should achieve at least a B grade in Biology GCSE to be able to cope with the demands of course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Windsor Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years