A Level Physical Education

What will be studied?

This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach, encouraging the development of different methods of enquiry, with the focal point being the performer and the performance. This course is based on the interaction between the theory and practice of Physical Education.

  • Unit 1 – Psychological factors affecting performance: (2 hour written paper)

This includes the study of Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics.

  • Unit 2 – Psychological factors affecting performance: (1 hour written paper)

This includes Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology.

  • Unit 3 – Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport: (1 hour written paper)

This includes Sport and Society and Contemporary Issue in Physical Activity and Sport.

  • Unit 4 – Performance in physical education: (practical activity in 1 sport)

This is the practical element of the course which also includes an Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI).

How will I be assessed?

The A Level Physical Education course is assessed by 3 written exams taken in June of the second year. You will also be assessed on a practical element that includes a demonstration of your level of skill in your activity and also a formal presentation on ways to improve a performance.

What next?

This course will provide a good background for vocational courses, people interested in leisure and those interested in going to university to study Sports Science, PE or Physiotherapy.

Further Information:

If you need any further information about studying A Level Physical Education, please contact:

Mr Pickard – epickard@bluecoat.uk.com

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