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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

Sport

A Level PE

Examination board: AQA (7582)

A-level Physical Education Specification Specification for first teaching in 2016 (aqa.org.uk)

 

 

This course is suited to students who have a genuine interest in sporting excellence and the science behind it. 

What will I study?

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Socio-Cultural Issues
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Technology of Sport
  • Skill Acquisition 

 

How will I be assessed?

The course is 80% theory and 20% practical over two years.

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

  • Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Section B: Skill acquisition
  • Section C: Sport and society

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

 

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

  • Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics
  • Section B: Sport psychology
  • Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance

How it's assessed

  • Internal assessment, external moderation •
  • 90 marks
  • 30% of A-level

 

The course is extremely demanding both practically and theoretically, therefore, students MUST be competitively taking part in a sport / activity outside of College.

Progression routes from the course include the armed forces, public services, physiotherapy, fitness instructor, sport and leisure management, PE teaching, sports science and coaching.

Subjects that compliment A-level PE

  • Biology

  • Psychology

  • Physics

  • Maths

Recommended reading:

  • PE review (on line)

Recommended watching:

  • Home Games

Recommended listening:

  • Feel better, love more

What qualifications will I need?

  • Standard College entry requirements: 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, must include Mathematics and English Language/Literature.
  • Subject specific entry requirements: Grade 5 in GCSE PE theory paper, one strong practical score of 20 or above, 55 in science. 
  • There is also a requirement to be regularly taking part in your sport/activity and Post-18 enrichment sport. 

 

Where can A-Level PE lead me?

Progression routes from this course include the armed forces, public services, physiotherapy, fitness instructor, sport and leisure management, PE teaching, sports science and coaching and many more...

 

Where could I study Sport Science?

Best UK universities for sports science – league table | Education | The Guardian

  • Loughborough
  • Nottingham
  • Durham
  • Bath
  • Exeter

 

 

 

BTEC Diploma in Sport

Examination board - Edexcel (BTEC)

BTEC 2016 Specification (pearson.com)

The BTEC Diploma is a vocational course designed to give learners a basic grounding in understanding and knowledge of the sport and active leisure sector.  The course is designed to develop essential skills, techniques, personal skills and attributes required to achieve your goals, whether gaining employment, securing career progression or progressing to further qualifications or higher education.

The course involves completing a variety of units that will include both theory and practical elements.  Assessments will happen through a variety of activities: in the workplace, role play, presentations and written assignments, allowing you the flexibility to demonstrate your knowledge in a variety of ways.  The new course will include two exams during the two years which go towards your final grade. The BTEC Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to 2 A levels, allowing you to study another subject along side.

We also aim to provide you with the opportunity to complete additional sport related qualifications in order to help you gain employment, such as First Aid, Leadership courses and YMCA Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

 

What will I study?

Year 1

Unit 1- Anatomy and Physiology -120 credits -external exam.

Unit 2- Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being- 120 credits - external exam

Unit 3- Professional development in the sports industry- 60 credits- internal coursework

Unit 4- Sports Leadership- 60 credits- internal coursework

Unit 18-Work experience - you will need to gain 10 days work experience in the last 2 weeks of the summer term in a sports setting.

 

Year 2

Unit 5- Application of fitness testing- 60 credits - internal coursework

Unit 7- practical sports performance- 60 credits- internal coursework

Unit 18- work experience in active leisure- 60 credits- internal coursework

Unit 22- investigating business in sport- 90 credits - externally assessed

Unit 23- skill acquisition in sport- 90 credits- internal coursework

 

What qualifications do I need?

  • Standard College entry requirements: Five GCSEs at grade 5 of above, must include Mathematics alongside English Language/Literature. 
  • Subject specific entry requirements: Grade 5 at GCSE PE and a 55 in Science. Achieve a merit grade in V-CERT health and fitness.  

 

Where can Sport BTEC L3 National Diploma lead me?

  • Access to university studying:
    • Sport Science
    • Sport Coaching
    • Sport studies
  • Access to the world of work in the active leisure industry.