PE A-Level

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Curriculum Overview

A Level PE has much in common with other subjects, but in particular Biology and Psychology. It is the study of sports performance and how it can be achieved by analysing the human body, its functions and movements, as well as the making and applying decisions which will result in both success and failure.
The course is ideal for those who enjoy watching and performing sport, students considering sports related careers such as physiotherapy, sports science or sports journalism. 

In Year 12 you will study:

  • Applied anatomy & physiology
  • Skill acquisition & learning
  • History of sport
  • Sport Psychology
  • Begin written coursework (20% of A Level)

In Year 13 you will study:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports psychology - elite
  • Sport in society
  • Commercialism 
  • Technology in sport

Practical Assessment: Ongoing throughout the course but final submission of evidence in March of Year 13. 

Students must be assessed competing in the full context of one sporting activity recognised by AQA (eg. play 11-a-side football for a team with opponents and a referee, abiding by FA rules). Alternatively they can count coaching in a similar context but must be doing this on a regular basis with a qualification in the appropriate sport to count this at Herschel.

A Level Assessment at the end of Year 13:

Paper 1: 2 hour written exam total 105 marks (35% of A Level)

Paper 2: 2 hour written exam total 105 marks (35% of A Level)

Practical: Performance evidence + submission of written coursework (30% of A Level) by March of Year 13.

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