This course provides you with an exciting introduction to the study of all aspects of Physical Education and Sport and can lead to rewarding careers such as Teaching and Physiotherapy. There is an emphasis on both science and social factors and how these affect participation and performance. You will be taught through a combination of theory and practical activity and will study the following areas:
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Sport and Society
Sport and Society and the Role of Technology in Physical Activity and Sport
Enrichment Trips – as per other BTEC sports courses.
No additional costs involved.
Combination of Exams and Practical Assessment.
Paper 1 Factors Affecting Participation in Physical Activity and Sport, 2 Hours, 35% of A Level.
Section A Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Section B Skill Acquisition
Section C Sport and Society
Paper 2, Factors Affecting Optimal Performance in Physical Activity and Sport, 2 Hours, 35% of A Level.
Section A Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
Section B Sport Psychology
Section C Sport and Society and Technology in Sport
Non-exam Assessment, Practical Performance in Physical Activity and Sport, 30% of A Level.
Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.
Important Note: This activity must come from the list of activities identified in the AQA A Level Physical Education Specification.
written/verbal analysis of performance.
General including English (either Lang. Or Lit.) Grade 4; Science Grade 4,4.
Must be a competent performer in an activity form the AQA accepted list – performance will be reviewed as part of the course induction. Students must continue to participate /compete through the 2 years of the course as this forms part of the Non-exam Assessment.
University e.g., Physiotherapy, Teaching, Sports Coaching