A Level Physical Education

What is A Level Physical Education?

The study of sport and how it is affected by culture, history, society and how the biomechanical, physiological and psychological make-up of an individual influences performance.

 

What will be studied?

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

 

The A level course:

 

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport (35% of A Level, 105 marks,  Written exam: 2 hours)

 

What's assessed:

  • Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Section B: Skill acquisition
  • Section C: Sport and society

 

Questions:

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

 

 

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport (35% of A Level, 105 marks,  Written exam: 2 hours) 

 

What's assessed:

  • Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics
  • Section B: Sport psychology
  • Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

 

Questions:

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

 

 

 

Non-exam assessment: Practical performace in physical activity and sport (30% of A Level, 90 marks, Internal assessment, external moderation)

 

What's assessed:

  • Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity
  • Plus: writtern/verbal analysis of performance.