A-Level Physical Education

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What will I study? Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge and understanding relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of PE. This will include understanding the physiological and psychological states that affect performance, the role of technology in contemporary sport and the socio cultural factors that influence people's involvement in physical activity and sport. The physiological element of the course involves investigation into human anatomy and physiology, how the body responds to a range of physical activities and the application of biomechanics in sport. This makes up 30% of your total marks and culminates in a 2 hour written exam worth 90 marks. The psychological area of the course includes skill acquisition, investigating how performers learn skills in sport and an in-depth look into sports psychology. This looks at the role psychology plays in preparing athletes mentally for the challenges and demands of sport, to ensure they remain focussed and confident. It also looks at the use of coping strategies to ensure an optimal mental state to maximise performance. This makes up 20% of your total marks and culminates in a 1 hour written exam worth 60 marks. Socio-cultural studies examines contemporary issues in physical activity and sport. This involves studying social barriers to sport, values in sport, global sporting events, ethical consideration regarding the use of drugs and other modern technological products in sport and violence in sport. This makes up 20% of your total marks and culminates in a 1 hour written exam worth 60 marks. You will complete synoptic assessments in each area of the course which will require you to make connections between different elements of the subject, drawing together knowledge, skills and understanding that you develop throughout your two years studying PE.

Course information

Name: A-Level Physical Education Qualification title: GCE AS Level in Physical Education Qualification type: Assessment Any good sports performer needs to constantly test themselves and reflect upon performance in order to improve their overall effectiveness. Similarly, any good student needs the same rigorous approach to ensure constant improvement is made. In light of this, assessment is an important part of your studies in PE. You will undergo regular assessment in lessons through the use of questioning, the completion of quizzes and past exam questions as well as online assessments. This extends outside the classroom to the completion of Development Packs which contain past paper questions. Assessment is done in a supportive environment and involves peer and self-assessment to facilitate teacher assessment and improve your knowledge of the exam. You will complete three examinations which make up 70% of your overall mark. The remaining 30% of your marks will come from your practical assessment. There is a wide range of DFE approved activities included on the specification in which you can be practically assessed, either as a performer or a coach. Practical assessments will be conducted in lessons and in planned moderations. You will also be required to provide video evidence of your sports performance. Awarding Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations Created 20170202 14:17:00 Updated 20170202 14:17:00

Entry requirements

The department is equipped with all the facilities required to deliver a modern day sport course. This includes 3G pitches, outdoor playing fields, sports hall and a newly refurbished state of the art fitness suite. All students have access to the latest resources, produced for effective delivery and understanding, which are regularly updated by our hardworking, passionate and creative department. Equipment required The department is equipped with all the facilities required to deliver a modern day sport course. This includes 3G pitches, outdoor playing fields, sports hall and a newly refurbished state of the art fitness suite. All students have access to the latest resources, produced for effective delivery and understanding, which are regularly updated by our hardworking, passionate and creative department.

Provider

CARMEL COLLEGE
info@carmel.ac.uk
01744 452200
http://www.carmel.ac.uk

Address

Prescot Road Town: ST. HELENS County:Merseyside

Learning aims

Title: GCE AS Level in Physical Education Qualification: GCE AS Level in Physical Education Classification: Leisure, Travel and Tourism

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