The PE team comprises:
Mrs Lisa Malton (Assistant Vice Principal & Head of Department)
Mr Jim Ingham-Hill (Principal)
Mrs Cassie Beer (Assistant Vice Principal & SEND Co-ordinator)
Miss Sammy Omand
Mr Ben Williams
Mr Martyn Dudley
Mrs Olga Cornish
What do students study?
Students may choose to study A Level Sports Science. We study the OCR syllabus.
A Level Sports Science covers a wide variety of topics across the Physical Education and sport fields. Students learn about sport, its participation and the learning of it in much greater depth than at GCSE.
AS Level: An Introduction to Physical Education. Students study the following topics:
· Anatomy and Physiology
· Acquiring Movement Skills
· Socio-Cultural Studies relating to participation in physical activity
· Acquiring, Developing and Evaluating practical skills in Physical Education, Performance, and Evaluating and planning for the improvement of performance
A2 Level: Principles and concepts across different areas of PE. Students study the following topics:
· Historical studies
· Sports Psychology
· Exercise and Sport Physiology
· The improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education: performance evaluation, appreciation and the improvement of performance
How are students assessed?
A Level Sports Science
We currently use OCR exam board for our A Level Sports Science course.
In AS the theory is assessed by a two hour exam at the end of the year accounting for 60% of the total AS mark.
The practical will be in the form of continuous assessment but students will need to provide filmed supportive evidence of their two physical activities. They will also need to complete an Evaluation of Performance on a younger student which will be filmed live. The practical element of the exam accounts for 40% of the final AS mark.
In A2, the theory is assessed by a two hours thirty minutes exam at the end of the second year, accounting for 70% of the final grade.
The practical will be in the form of continuous assessment but students will need to provide filmed supportive evidence of one competitive sport. Again they will need to complete an Evaluation of Performance on a younger student which will be filmed live. The practical element of the exam accounts for 30% of the overall A2 grade.
Contact Mrs Lisa Malton, Head of Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.