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Physical Education (Sports Studies) A Level at Ursuline High School

Course description

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.

Course content

- 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.

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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