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Physical Education

Qualification

A Level

Exam Board

OCR

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a grade 6 in a GCSE PE based subject and a grade 4 in Maths and English.

Why study this course?

Students receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, Sport and Sports Science. This complete grounding in the subject provides a fantastic base from which to build when they move on to higher education, employment or further training.

What does this qualification cover?

The course covers a wide range of topics from the world of sport. From human anatomy and physiology and how physical activity and training can improve human performance, how the psychological aspects of sport can be vital for sporting success to the origins of sport in the UK and social factors affecting participation on success today.

What will I study?

Year 1

Students will:

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance.
  • Understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance.
  • Understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.
  • Understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport.
  • Refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas.
  • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance.
  • Understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness.
  • Improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

Year 2

Students will

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance.
  • Understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance.
  • Understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.
  • Understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport.
  • Refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas.
  • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance.
  • Understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness.
  • Improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

How will I be assessed?

In the first year:

  • Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics exam – 1hr 15 mins (35%)
  • Skill acquisition, sports psychology and sport and society exam – 1hr 15 mins (35%)EAPI, an evaluation task where students have to watch a performance in their sport, identify strengths and weaknesses in the performance and verbally produce
  • EAPI, an evaluation task where students have to watch a performance in their sport, identify strengths and weaknesses in the performance and verbally produce a 3-4 week action plan linking in the theoretical content of the course of how the performer can improve. (15%)
  • Practical performance or coaching in one chosen sport (15%)

 

In the second year:

  • Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics exam – 2 hours (30%)
  • Skill acquisition and sports psychology exam – 1hr (20%)
  • Sport and society and contemporary issues exam – 1hr (20%)
  • EAPI, an evaluation task where students have to watch a performance in their sport, identify strengths and weaknesses in the performance and verbally produce a 3-4 week action plan linking in the theoretical content of the course of how the performer can improve. (15%)
  • Practical performance or coaching in one chosen sport (15%)

Where can it lead?

Higher Education in courses such as Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Management and others.

Employment in the sports industry:

  • Coaching
  • Gym Instructing
  • Sports massage
  • Dietician
  • Teaching
  • Involvement in sports clubs via apprenticeships and voluntary work experience
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Mr D Huston

Course Leader

dhuston@wickersley.net

Mr A Rawlin – Faculty Leader

Miss R Smith

Miss G Arif

Course Materials