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Physical Education A Level at Chadwell Heath Academy

Course description

You will need to have an interest in participating and learning about the social, physiology and psychology of sport. You will be expected to wear appropriate kit when doing practical lessons. Essays in Physical Education are not lengthy, but you will need to be able to cope with the demands of researching and essay writing.

Course content

01: Physiological factors affecting performance
Physiological factors affecting performance, focuses on developing the learner’s knowledge of the science behind physical activity. This includes the structure and function of key systems in the human body, the forces that act upon us and the adaptations we make to our bodies through diet and training regimes.

02: Psychological factors affecting performance
This component focuses on the psychological factors affecting physical activities and sports. This includes models and theories that affect learning and performance in physical activities, how different methods of training and feedback work and why their effectiveness differs from person to person. It also includes psychological factors affecting group dynamics and the effects of leadership and stress on performers.

03: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport
This component focuses on the sociological and contemporary issues that influence and affect physical activity and sport for both the audience and the performer and how sport affects society. It includes the emergence and evolution of modern sport and how social and cultural factors shaped the characteristics of sports and pastimes in preindustrial and post-industrial Britain. The impact of the modern Olympic Games will be understood as well as the impact on society of hosting global sporting events. The ever-evolving modern technology and its influence on sport performers and spectators will be understood and practical examples will be used by learners to show the effect of modern technology.

04: Performance in physical education
Learners are internally assessed through the NEA in one practical activity (either performing or coaching one chosen activity from the approved lists) and the Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI).


Component 01: Physiological factors affecting performance 2 Hour Written Paper

Component 02: Psychological factors affecting performance 1 Hour Written Paper

Component 03: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity & sport 1 Hour Written |Paper

Component 04: Performance in physical education – Non Examined (Practical Performance & One Coursework).

Future opportunities

- Can offer scholarships for university if an elite performer
- Universities that offer degrees in Physical Education, Sports Sciences, Dance, Leisure, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Nutrition, Analysis in Sport & many other nonrelated sports degrees or apprentiships.
- It can help facilitate any career you wish to embark on.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chadwell Heath Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2017
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