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Course title and type of qualification AS Level Physical Education (Year 1) Anatomy and Physiology and Practical Performance Skill Acquisition Contemporary Issues in Sport A2 Level Physical Education (Year 2) Applied Physiology to Optimise Sports Performance Psychological Aspects that Optimise Performance Evaluating Contemporary Influences in Sport 1st Year AS – This is the first half of the A level course. It is a stepping-stone to the full A level qualification. You can take just the AS on its own if you and your teacher agree that this is the best for your or you can progress onto the full A level qualification. The AS consists of two units of assessment and will have one written exam and practical performance in two roles – Coach, Official or Performer. ALL students MUST purchase the book displayed below: 2nd Year A Level The full A Level qualification is made up of the AS units plus two more units which are studied at a higher level. If you do decide to take the second half of the course it will cover the two units, that follow on from AS, you will be required to undertake one role in the practical part of the course accompanied by a written piece of work analysing your performance. ALL students MUST purchase the book displayed below: What does the course involve? This AQA Physical Education course builds on the student’s experience from Key Stage 4 and GCSE PE to enhance their knowledge and increase their understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in Physical Education. The qualification looks to equip students with skills and knowledge required for higher education or the world of work. The specification offers students the opportunity to experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles in sport such as performer, official and/or leader/coach at AS and then be able to specialise in one at A2. How will I be assessed (including key dates & assessments)? Each lesson you will be formatively assessed on what was learned in the previous lesson (glossary testing) You will undertake exams at the end of each ½ term. Your AS exam will be in May of the first year. This will contribute 50% of your final A level mark. Your A2 exam will be at the end of Y13 What next? Sport & fitness is a huge industry... and you can be part of it. If you’re keen on sport you can make a healthy living from your passion. Whether that’s working for a football club, as a personal trainer at the local gym, or training to be a physiotherapist, there are lots of opportunities. From professional sport through to amateur teams and individuals who just want to get in shape, sport and fitness is a fast-growing business. Best of all, you could be in a career doing something that you love. The subjects you learn about will be invaluable at a personal level and will help you to be better at sport, no matter what your standard. This A Level also opens up a whole number of career options. Like sport scientist, physiotherapist, or working for a national governing body. Examination Board: AQA
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