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Physical Education AS/A2 Level at Beacon Academy (Beacon Community College)

Course description

The focus of these specifications is on participation and performance in physical activity. They enable candidates to increase their physical competence, develop their involvement and effectiveness in physical activity and become informed decision makers in relation to their own and others performance. Areas of study include Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology, Contemporary Studies and the History of Sport

Course content

 

Subject Content & Assessment

Unit AS

Module 1 –: Physiological factors affecting performance

Weighting: 35% of AS mark

·       Anatomy and Physiology

·       Exercise Physiology

·       Biomechanics

 

Module 2 -: Psychological and Socio-Cultural themes in PE

Weighting: 35% of AS mark

·       Skill Acquisition

·       Sports Psychology

·       Sport and Society

 

Module 3 –: Performance in Physical Education

Weighting: 30% of AS mark

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluating Performance


Unit A2

Module 4 -: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

Weighting: 30% of A2 mark

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics

 

Module 5 -: Psychological factors Affecting Performance

Weighting: 20% of A2 mark

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sports Psychology

 

 

Module 5 -: Psychological factors Affecting Performance

Weighting: 20% of A2 mark

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sports Psychology

 

Module 6 -: Socio-Cultural Issues in PE and Sport

Weighting: 20% of A2 mark

  • Sport and Society
  • Contemporary Issues

 

 

Module 7 -: Performance in PE

Weighting: 30% of A2 mark

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluating Performance

 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need to have at least one of the following:

A grade A in GCSE PE (theory grades will be examined closely to assess suitability for the course)

A B grade in GCSE Science

A BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in Sport at Distinction level.

 

 

Assessment

Learning Methods

As much as possible the theory aspect of this course will be linked to practical situations. The majority of tasks will also relate to the students chosen sports and ways in which their performance can be improved.

Assessment weighting 70% theory and 30% practical

 

Future opportunities

This qualification is essential for specialist study in Physical Education and Sports Studies in higher education as well as being useful in many other areas of study. The syllabus provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue a career in teaching, coaching, the leisure and sports industry and professional sport

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beacon Academy (Beacon Community College) directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: Pa

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