What will I study in A Level Physical Education?
The course is split into examinations that are both two hours long:
The content of paper 1 includes:
Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Skill Acquisition and Sport in Society and is worth 35% of the final mark.
The content of paper 2 includes:
Exercise Physiology, Biomechanical movement, Sports Psychology and the role of Technology in Sport and is worth 35% of the final mark.
The additional 30% of the marks are awarded for practical performance in a fully competitive context in one sport from the list below, as well as analysing & evaluating your own performance, identify areas for improvement, suggest causes, & appropriate corrective measures.
Practical activities can be chosen from a wide list:
- Association Football
- Canoeing/Kayaking (moving/whitewater or inland flat water/coastal)
- Hockey (Field/Roller/Ice)
- Horse Riding
- Mountain Activities
- Rowing & Sculling Rugby Union/League
- Table Tennis
- Tae Kwon Do
- Water Polo Athletics
- Olympic Weightlifting
- Swimming Track/Road Cycling/Mountain Biking Dance–Contemporary/Creative/Ballet