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Physical Education A level at The Rodillian Academy

Course description

Year 12:

Section A- Applied Exercise Physiology – Analysis of the human body in sporting environments.  In this area you will be able analyse movement and gain an in depth knowledge of how the human body works in terms of the cardiovascular, muscular and respiratory systems.  All knowledge will be applied to a variety of sporting situations.

Section B- Skill Acquisition and sports psychology– This section focuses on how skill is acquired and the impact of psychological factors on their performance.  The influence of learning and performance will be analysed, along with information processing in sporting situations.

Section C- Sport in society and sport technology – An introduction to some of the concepts, categorisations and benefits of physical activity to both the individual and society will be provided.  Both the private and public sector will be investigated and the history of sport will be explored.

 

Year 13:

Section A- Applied Physiology and biomechanics – Concentrating on elite performance, the focus will be on energy systems, how muscle contractions occur, sports injuries, specialised training and sports supplements.

Section B- Sports psychology – In relation to elite performance, this section will analyse personality, arousal, aggression, attitudes, confidence and group dynamics.  Whilst studying these topics, students will learn specific theories and models created by researchers.

Section C -– Sport in society and sport technology- This section will investigate the optimisation of performance to achieve elite status.  The concepts and characteristics of World Games will be covered and the impact they have on the state and individual.  Commercialisation, deviance and the Olympic ideal will also be investigated.

Course content

Year 12:

Section A- Applied Exercise Physiology – Analysis of the human body in sporting environments.  In this area you will be able analyse movement and gain an in depth knowledge of how the human body works in terms of the cardiovascular, muscular and respiratory systems.  All knowledge will be applied to a variety of sporting situations.

Section B- Skill Acquisition and sports psychology– This section focuses on how skill is acquired and the impact of psychological factors on their performance.  The influence of learning and performance will be analysed, along with information processing in sporting situations.

Section C- Sport in society and sport technology – An introduction to some of the concepts, categorisations and benefits of physical activity to both the individual and society will be provided.  Both the private and public sector will be investigated and the history of sport will be explored.

 

Year 13:

Section A- Applied Physiology and biomechanics – Concentrating on elite performance, the focus will be on energy systems, how muscle contractions occur, sports injuries, specialised training and sports supplements.

Section B- Sports psychology – In relation to elite performance, this section will analyse personality, arousal, aggression, attitudes, confidence and group dynamics.  Whilst studying these topics, students will learn specific theories and models created by researchers.

Section C -– Sport in society and sport technology- This section will investigate the optimisation of performance to achieve elite status.  The concepts and characteristics of World Games will be covered and the impact they have on the state and individual.  Commercialisation, deviance and the Olympic ideal will also be investigated.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above from different subjects, including English and Maths. Students must be able to perform to a reasonably high standard in one physical activity and compete in this activity outside of school. This is essential for the practical requirements of the specification. Students must have a C or above in GCSE PE.

Assessment

Students will sit all exams at the end of the two-year course.

The whole A Level course is assessed by 70% in written examinations and 30% in practical analysis.  It is divided in the following ways;

 

One written exam in the June series (70%), one practical performance as a performer (15%) and one piece of written coursework about performance analysis (15%).

Throughout the course students will be assessed with written tests approximately every 6 weeks to monitor their progress. 

 

Future opportunities

This course is ideal for students wanting to progress to university courses such as Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Physical Education, Sports Psychology and Fitness orientated courses.

Future careers may include; Physical Education teacher, Sports therapy, Physiotherapist, Personal Training, Sports Coach, Psychologist, Sports Scientist.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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