PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS / A2
- Opportunities for & the Effects of Leading a Healthy and Active Lifestyle
- Health Exercise and Fitness – I’m healthy but am I fit?
- Nutrition – Diet
- Pulmonary Function – Mechanics of breathing
- Transport of Gases – Ability of the body to distribute oxygen and carbon dioxide
- Cardiac Function – Function and capabilities of the heart
- Analysis of Movement – How muscles and bones help us move
- Skill Acquisition – How the nature of a skill affects performance
- Information Processing – How we interpret our environment and react to it
- Learning and Performance – Learning styles and their affect on performance
- Opportunities for Participation – The impact of historical, social and cultural factors
- on the development of physical activities.
* Paper 1 in June.- 2hr paper
- Analysis & Evaluation of Physical Activity as a Performer and/or adopted roles
- Pupils choose to be assessed in 2 of the following areas in one chosen sport.
- Performer – their own practical performance level in practice situations.
- Coach – their ability to lead others in practical situations to help improve their
- Official – their ability to officiate a match/competition accurately.
- * Internal Assessment with External Moderation
Optimising Performance and Evaluating Contemporary Issues Within Sport
SECTION A - Applied physiology
SECTION B – Applied psychology
SECTION C – Evaluating contemporary influences
Optimising Practical Performance
Written analysis of your own sporting performance.
Practical assessment of your performance in a competitive situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q 1. Will I have practical lessons?
A 1. The lessons are predominantly taught in the class room and where possible have practical elements to them. The coursework will be practically assessed and some lesson time will be dedicated to this.
Q 2. What career could Sports Studies lead to?
A 2. Sports studies can lead to lots of different career opportunities within the sports, leisure, coaching and health professions. It covers a wide range of physiological, psychological and sociological issues surrounding health and sport.
Q 3. Do I have to be good at PE and Science?
A 3. We suggest that candidates should have at least a grade B in science or PE GCSE as a large amount of the course is science based. High practical ability in a sport is an advantage in the practical elements. We strongly advise pupils to be playing competitive sport regularly, especially at A2 level.
Last updated: 19 July 2011