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Physical Education A and AS Level at William Howard School

Course description

Why you should follow this course 

  • Because you have a love of the subject. You enjoy sport and want to apply the science behind it.
  • To extend your practical skills for effective performance in Physical Education and sport.
  • To develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the scientific, socio-cultural and environmental factors which influence Physical Education.
  • To acquire a sound foundation for study in Higher Education, or for a career in sport, leisure or fitness related industries

Course content

AS COURSE CONTENT H155

1. Practical Coursework Component

03 Performance in physical education (30% AS Level)

a) Assessment as a performer in one chosen activity. Assessment is based on mastery of skills and techniques plus effective performance under competitive pressure.

Or

Assessment as a coach in one chosen activity. Assessment in based on planning, delivery and technical knowledge over a period of time.

b) Oral evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement. Assessment is through observation and synopsis of knowledge.

2. Theoretical knowledge (70% of A Level)

01 Physiological factors affecting performance. (35%)

Anatomy and physiology; Exercise physiology; Biomechanics Exam. 1hour 15min.

02 Psychology and Socio-cultural Themes in PE. (35%)

Skill acquisition; Sports psychology; sport and society Exam - 1hour 15min.

 

A LEVEL COURSE CONTENT H555

1. Practical Coursework Component

04 Performance in physical education (30% of A Level)

a) Assessment as a performer in one chosen activity. Assessment is based on mastery of skills and techniques plus effective performance in full, formal competitive situations.

Or

Assessment as a coach (as in AS level).

b) Oral evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement. Assessment is through observation and synopsis of knowledge.

2. Theoretical knowledge (70% of A Level)

01 Physiological factors affecting performance. (30%)

Anatomy and physiology; Exercise physiology; Biomechanics Exam - 2hours.

02 Psychological factors affecting performance. (20%)

Skill acquisition; Sports psychology Exam - 1hour

03 Socio-cultural and Contemporary Issues. (20%)

Sport, society and technological issues Exam - 1hour

Assessment

All assessments will take place in the summer exam period as stated in the contents and assessment section.

Future opportunities

What can you do when you have your qualification?

Gain entry to any University degree course but especially those in Sports Science, Sports Studies/Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Management, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Teaching.

Consider job opportunities in Leisure and Tourism, Health and Fitness Industry, Sports Coaching, Professional Sport, Sports Journalism or Armed forces.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 October 2016
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