Qualification type: A Level
Entry criteria (GCSE grades) PE B. Candidates will also require a grade C or higher from the GCSE theory paper. This reflects the nature of the A Level course in comparison to the practical nature of GCSE.
Applicants without GCSE OE need a minimum of 5 & 5 in Science.
To develop an understanding of the factors influencing sporting performance. There is detailed study of the physiological and psychological components that contribute to the performer and the performance and of the social, moral and cultural issues which affect participation and performance in physical activity. A Level PE focuses on the theoretical study of sport and physical activity rather than practical ability and as such requires participants with academic focus. Students will be assessed at the end of the two years to gain an A Level qualification, but will sit a separate AS Exam at the end of the first year.
Physiological factors affecting performance; Psychological and socio-cultural themes in PE; Performance within physical education.
Physiological factors affecting performance; Psychological factors affecting performance; Socio-cultural and contemporary issues; Performance with physical education.
How the course is assessed
Non-exam assessment (NEA). One practical performance, as either a coach or a performer. NEA: one performance analysis task. A total of four hours assessment split over three examination papers taken at the end of the two-year course. The opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of both theory and performance skills in NEA and through the examinations.
A Level PE is a recognised and often desirable entry qualification for university It can either be used as a stepping stone to sports-related university courses such as Sports Science and Sports Therapy, or will count as part of an A Level points total to gain entry to other university courses.
Teacher responsible: Miss K Alexander