Physical Education is a varied and interesting course which links together the many facets of sporting industry, performance, psychology, biomechanics and human biology.
What do students study?
At Sidmouth college we follow the new AQA Level Qualification which lasts two years. All examinations take place at the end of two years.
Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport
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
Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics
Section B: Sport psychology
Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport
How are students assessed?
Two written exams of 2 hours; 105 marks each (70% of Final Grade)
Practical Performance and Analysis Evaluation in one sport (30% of Final Grade)