Physical Education at Yavneh College
Exam Body: OCR
This course would suit talented sportsmen or sportswomen who are keen to develop their practical performance in their chosen sport by developing an in-depth understanding of the theoretical concepts which underpin physical education. This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach, encouraging the development of different methods of enquiry, with the focal point being the performer and the performance. The course is based on the interaction between the theory and practice of physical education.
The majority of lessons in A Level PE are classroom-based. These classroom lessons make reference to, and draw upon, students‘ practical experiences in their chosen activities. Students are expected to attend additional practical sessions after school, where aspects of the practical coursework are covered or assessed, and to participate in one or more sports regularly outside of school.
The modules studied at AS level are:
Unit 1: G451 (60% of AS level)
Section A: Anatomy and Physiology explores the skeletal and muscular systems, motion and movement, the cardiovascular and respiratory system in relation to performance.
Section B: Acquiring Movement Skills explores the classification of motor skills and abilities, the development of motor skills, informing processing, motor control of skills in physical activity, learning skills in physical activity and socio-culture studies relating to participation in physical activity.
Section C: explores physical activity, sport and culture and contemporary studies
Unit 2: G452 (40% of AS level)
Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills. Pupils will be assessed in: Performance in two chosen activities (from two different activity profiles) and in evaluation & planning for improvement of performance in one of the chosen activities.
The modules studied at A2 level are:
G453 (35%): Historical aspects of sport and Psychology of sport
G454 (15%): Coursework
The remaining 50% is calculated using the student‘s AS scores (30% for G451 and 20% for G452). In order to be successful at A2 students will need to have an independent approach to their studies - independent research is a fundamental requirement for the theoretical aspects of this subject. They also need to be effective collaborators, working in groups during both practical and theory lessons, apply their theoretical knowledge to help improve performance, work with past examination papers and mark schemes.
Students must have achieved at least Grade B in GCSE Physical Education and Grade B in GCSE Biology or Grades BB in Dual Award Science (Grade A required for applicants with Additional Applied Science). Students are also expected to have reached a good standard of performance in two different sports activities and should be competing regularly in at least one of these sports.
With an A Level in physical education, students can go on to higher education and pursue a career in sports studies/science, physiotherapy, leisure management or teaching
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Yavneh College directly.