|Exam Boards||AS Units Taken||A2 Units Taken|
1. An introduction to Physical Education
Anatomy and Physiology
Acquiring Movement Skills
Socio-Cultural Studies relating to participation in physical activity
2. Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education
3. Principles and concepts across different areas of Physical Education
Section A: Socio-Cultural Options
Historical Studies (Option A1)
Section B: Scientific Options
Sports Psychology (Option B1)
Exercise and Sport Physiology (Option B3)
4. The Improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education
Will there be any coursework? Yes
Worth what % of the marks? AS weighting 40%. A2 35%
What form will this take? Evidence of evaluating, planning and appreciation for the improvement of performance
What do I need to know or be able to do before taking this course?
It is not a requirement that you should have studied Physical Education at GCSE in order to be able to achieve an AS/A2 in the subject. Careful consideration will be given to each student as to their suitability for the course.
Several topics covered in the course are developments of work covered at GCSE but others are new. What is more important is that you should have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in Physical Education, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.
In essence the course will let students who enjoy sport and sporting activities develop their all-round knowledge of the subject whilst pursuing an academic course they enjoy and can relate to.
The specifications are designed to allow students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the factors that enable both them and others to be physically active as part of a balanced, active and healthy lifetyle. The factors studied will include physiological, psychological and socio-cultural aspects that have an impact on participation and performance in physical activities.
1. These specifications will encourage students to become increasingly physically competent by:
2. These specifications will enable students to maintain and develop their involvement and
effectiveness in physical activity through:
3. These specifications will enable students to be informed and discerning decision-makers who
understand how to be involved in physical activity through helping them to: