PE at Knutsford Academy
Unit 1 (30%): Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. · Section A includes the study of Applied Exercise Physiology, Skill Acquisition and Opportunities for Participation. · Section B will examine the application of theoretical knowledge to a practical situation. This unit is assessed by a written examination of 2 hours duration.
Unit 2 (20%): Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer or in an adopted role. Candidates are assessed on their ability to perform, analyse and evaluate the execution of core techniques in isolation and in structured practice as either: A performer and/or in an adopted role OR in two adopted roles OR in two performing roles.
Unit 3 (30%): Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport. · Section A assesses how Exercise Physiology can optimise performance. · Section B assesses how the application of psychological knowledge can optimise performance. · Section C evaluates the impact of contemporary influences in sport. This unit is assessed by a written examination of 2 hours duration.
Unit 4 (20%): Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation Candidates are assessed on their ability to perform, analyse and evaluate their own performance in a competitive situation as either a player/performer or in an adopted role.Performing: A Musical Performance: 15% Students will offer two or more contrasting pieces to form a short programme for either acoustic performance and/or performance via music technology. This module is assessed through performance controlled assessment.Unit 4 – Research and Production Assessment – Coursework Weighting – 50% Candidates research a media text or theme. They will produce a critical investigation (30%) and a linked production piece (20%).
A* - C grades with a B grade in the applicant's chosen A level subjects for automatic entry. If an applicant attains C grades in the GCSE subjects they wish to study at A levels, entry is subject to a discussion with the Heads of Subject and Head of Sixth Form
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Knutsford Academy directly.