Physical Education (Sports Studies) A Level at Ursuline High School
Physical Education examines both the practical aspects of Physical Education but also the theoretical aspects such as Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Acquiring Movement Skills, Sports Psychology and Socio-cultural/Contemporary Issues. Students have the chance to coach or perform in a practical area of Physical Education.
- Paper 1 (90 marks – 30% of total A level – 2 hour exam) on applied anatomy & physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics.
- Paper 2 (60 marks – 20% of total A level – 1 hour exam) on skill acquisition and sports psychology.
- Paper 3 (60 marks – 20% of total A level – 1 hour exam) on Sport and society & contemporary issues in physical activity and sport.
- Students evaluate and analyse performance in their chosen sport. They are only assessed in one sporting activity over the 2 years which is 30% of the total grade.
3 written exams
Physiological factors effecting performance – 90 marks 2-hour written paper
Psychological factors effecting performance – 60 marks 1-hour written paper
Socio-cultural issues – 60 marks 1 hour written paper
Practical exam – 60 marks practical performance & an Evaluation/Analysis of Performance.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ursuline High School directly.