UNIT 1 - Opportunities for & the Effects of Leading a Healthy and Active Lifestyle
* Paper 1 in June.- 2 hr paper (60% of AS, 30% of A2)
UNIT 2 - 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.
* Internal Assessment with External Moderation (40% of AS, 20 % A2)
UNIT 3 - Optimising Performance and Evaluating Contemporary Issues Within Sport
UNIT 4 - Optimising Practical Performance
Written analysis of your own sporting performance.
(20% of A2)
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.