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PE at Knutsford Academy

Course description

YEAR 1
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.
YEAR 2
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%).

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 27 May 2014

Key information

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

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