WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Any student who has a love of sport. The ideal student will have an ongoing history of representing the College in at least two competitive sports and will be regularly participating in physical activity. An interest in the world of health and fitness in terms of how to lead a healthy lifestyle, what makes one performer better than another and the effects of exercise on the body is important. You should also be interested in how sport affects our society in terms of the media, sponsorship and major sporting events.
As well as the practical skills and competency within at least two physical activities the ideal student will have a sound level of literacy to enable success on the examination paper.
EXAM BOARD, COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT DETAILS—AQA
Course Content (Theory 60%):
Paper 1: Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Movement Analysis, Physical Training and Use of Data
Paper 2: Sports Psychology, Socio-Cultural Influences, Health, Fitness and Well-being and Use of Data.
To support learning we provide enrichment opportunities such as GCSE PE workshops, practical weekend away and attendance at student conferences and events.
Course Content (Practical 40%): Three practical performances in different physical activities in the role of player/performer; one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either one other team or individual.
Examples of Team activities: Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey Netball, Rugby, Tennis doubles
Examples of Individual: Athletics, Badminton singles, Boxing, Canoeing, Equestrian, Swimming, Skiing, Tennis singles
You will also be required to complete a piece of written coursework to include an analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one of your chosen activities.
WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO POST 16?
A Level Physical Education
BTEC level 3 in any of the sports areas such as sports development, coaching, and personal training. It provides an excellent foundation for study in psychology, sociology and business due to the diverse content of the theory specification.
FOR WHAT CAREERS WILL THIS COURSE BE USEFUL?
Teaching (either primary or secondary with PE), Health or Science as a specialism, Coaching, Armed Forces, medical professions such as Physiotherapy, Dietician, Occupational Health, Health Visitors, Outdoor Educational or Recreational Instructor roles. Also, due to the increase in socio-cultural topics: Media (particularly sports journalism), anyone interested in business in terms of sponsorship or product development.
Contact Mrs Katie Winwood, Head of PE, for further information:
KS4 Curriculum Activity Maps