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This course aims to:

  • Develop understanding of anatomical and physiological factors influencing performance and the body’s response to exercise.
  • Develop understanding of the social, cultural and historical factors influencing sport today.
  • Develop understanding of the acquisition of skill and psychological factors influencing the sports performer.
  • Develop skills and techniques in selected physical activities.
  • Develop planning, performing and evaluating skills.
  • Develop the ability to take on different roles in various physical activities such as performer, leader/coach and official.

This subject is examined by coursework and theory papers.

AS Level:

Examination: One 2 hour paper (worth 60%)

Coursework: Assessment of performing or coaching or officiating in 2 sports from 2 separate activity areas. There is also an oral evaluation of performance (worth 40%).

A2 Level:

Examination: One 2 hour 30 minute paper (worth 65%)

Coursework: Assessment of performing or coaching or officiating in

1 sport, which must be a sport that you used for AS. There is also

an oral evaluation of a live performance (worth 35%).

It is important that PE students are participating in their chosen activities regularly in and/or out of school. This is not the course to learn new activities! GCSE PE is not a pre-requisite although it is an advantage. Top grades in this subject come from hard work, determination and lots of reading around the area.

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