A LEVEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION

A LEVEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Curriculum Leader

Mr Ben Price

Course Content
A-level Physical Education qualifications allow students to play to their strengths and gain dynamic theoretical and practical skills for further education or work. We aim to develop and create motivated learners who embrace challenge through delivering the following course content:

Anatomy
Skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory systems and Muscle fibre types.

Biomechanics
Newtons laws of motion and Movement analysis.

Skill acquisition
Classification of skills, Transfer/feedback, Motor programmes, Theories of learning, Memory models, Types of guidance and Types of practice.

Socio-cultural
Sport in society, Historical development of sport, Case studies of cricket, athletics football and tennis, Pre and post-industrial development of Sport in Britain and Public schools .

Why Study Physical Education?
If you love sport and want to develop your skills and knowledge in order to pursue a career in the sports and leisure industry, then this course is for you. Sports scientists are involved in all aspects of sports performance from grass roots to elite level. Students may also go on to complete furthers studies in medical fields such as physiotherapy. The course also prepares students for Physical Education teaching at a primary and secondary level. It combines up to date knowledge of the sport and leisure industry with the right balance of practical learning and assessments.

Facilities
Our students benefit from fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities including 3G pitches, AstroTurf pitch, all-weather hard court areas, grass pitches, swimming pool, indoor sports hall, dance studio, swimming pool and a state of the art fitness suite.

Assessment
Year 12 Paper 1: Written paper (35% of A2) 2 hours. 105 marks
Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks per section). Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology, Section B: Skill acquisition, Section C: Sport and society

Year 13
Paper 2: Written paper (35% of A2) 2 hours. 105 marks
Written/practical coursework (30% course work) Internal assessment, external moderation.

Entry Requirements

At least a Grade 6 in GCSEs Physical Education Or BTEC Sport/Cambridge nationals sports science plus competence in a specific sport. At least Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature. At least Grade 5 in Biology or Additional Science.