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Physical Education AS/A Level at Kennet School

Course description

Lessons involve a variety of activities including notes, presentations, project work, and some practical elements. Students will be expected to take an active part in all lessons and taking responsibility for their own learning. Students will be expected to take an active part in the school team in which they wish to be assessed for their practical performance. Furthermore, they should be participating in this sport regularly outside of school to achieve the best marks. Also, if they want to be assessed as a coach, they would need to assist with a school team in their chosen sport or coaching regularly for a team outside of school.

Course content

Elements of the course that will be covered are: applied physiology, sports psychology, skill acquisition, sports and society and technology in sport. Also, students will be assessed in a practical performance either as a performer or coach in a sport of their choosing. On the A level course (second year) students will complete a written/ verbal analysis and evaluation of their performance

Entry requirements

You need GCSEs at grades A*-B in Science and PE.

Assessment

If completing the AS course, students will be assessed through one, two hour written exam worth 70%, one performance in a practical sport of their choice, worth 15% and a written/verbal analysis and evaluation of their performance in that sport, worth 15%. If completing the A level course, students will be assessed through two, two hour written exams worth 35% each and one performance in a practical sport of their choice, worth 15% and a written/verbal analysis and evaluation of their performance in that sport, worth 15%.

Future opportunities

Exercise physiology, biomechanics, data analysis, video analysis and nutrition. Students can study Sports Science at university alongside a number of other subjects such as ICT, sports management, sports coaching and mathematics. Furthermore, they could study to become a Physical Education teacher if interested in this field.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years

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