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Physical Education *FEES PAYABLE* at Canford School

Course description

Unit 1: Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active
Topic list: Physiological effects of exercise; Acquisition of skill; Socio-cultural
influences on sport and exercise.
Written Paper: 2 hours
Weighting: 60% of total AS Level marks
30% A Level marks

Unit 2: Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as performer and/or in an
adopted role/s
Topic list: Execution of skills/techniques in two roles (performer,
official/referee/umpire/judge or leader/coach) in a chosen physical activity;
Analysis of own performance; Application of theoretical knowledge to
achieve effective performance.
Internal assessment with external moderation: 100 marks
Weighting: 40% of total A/S Level marks
20% of A Level marks

Unit 3: Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within
Topic list: Physiology; Biomechanics; Sports Psychology; Socio-cultural
influences on performance; History of sport; Sports TechnologyAssessment
Written Paper: 2 hours (84 marks)
Weighting: 30% of total A Level marks

Unit 4: Philosophical Problems
Topic list: Optimising performance in competitive or performance
conditions in one role; Evaluation of own performance in identifying
weaknesses; Suggesting cause of own weakness and an appropriate
corrective measure.
Internal assessment with external moderation: 120 marks
Weighting: 20% of total A Level marks

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years