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Physical Education A level (See Option Blocks on our website) at Notre Dame High School

Course description

What will I learn?

 

The Course involves the exploration of a wide range of topics relating to sport including:

1. Applied anatomy and physiology

2. Skill acquisition

3. Sport and society

4. Exercise physiology

5. Biomechanical movement

6. Sport psychology

7. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

Course content

What will I learn?

 

The Course involves the exploration of a wide range of topics relating to sport including:

1. Applied anatomy and physiology

2. Skill acquisition

3. Sport and society

4. Exercise physiology

5. Biomechanical movement

6. Sport psychology

7. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

Entry requirements

You need GCSE PE or equivalent at grade C ( level 4) or above if studied before. Standard entry requirements if not. Some topics will be taught practically to enhance understanding. They will also as part of the final mark be assessed in their ability to analyse and evaluate a physical activity as a performer and/or in an adopted role/s as an official or coach. It is an entry requirement that students take part in a competitive activity outside of school which is listed on the syllabus. Students must be able to video this performance.

(See Option Blocks on our website)

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

 

 

Paper 1: Factors affecting

participation in physical activity and sport

Paper 2: Factors affecting

optimal performance in

physical activity and sport

Non-exam assessment:

Practical performance in

physical activity and sport

What’s assessed

Section A: Applied anatomy

and physiology

Section B: Skill acquisition

Section C: Sport and society

Section A: Exercise

physiology and biomechanics

Section B: Sport psychology

Section C: Sport and society

and technology in sport

Students assessed as a

performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.

Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

How it’s assessed

•Written exam: 2 hours

•105 marks

•35 % of A-level

•Written exam: 2 hours

•105 marks

•35 % of A-level

•Internal assessment,

external moderation

• 90 marks

• 30 % of A-level

Questions

•• Section A: multiple

choice, short answer

and extended writing

(35 marks)

•• Section B: multiple

choice, short answer

and extended writing

(35 marks)

•• Section C: multiple

choice, short answer

and extended writing

(35 marks)

Section A: multiple

choice, short answer

and extended writing

(35 marks)

•• Section B: multiple

choice, short answer

and extended writing

(35 marks)

•• Section C: multiple

choice, short answer

and extended writing

(35 marks)

 

Further information

Students wishing to enter careers related to Sport could combine this subject with Mathematics and/or Science subjects such as Biology for entry to Sports Science degrees. Other relevant subjects include Psychology, Sociology, Business, Geography and English.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 November 2018
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