Physical Education

A level Physical Education from September 2016

How is the course organised?

The course is intended for students who are both physically able and who have a strong desire to study in Physical Education.

As Level PE

Component 1: Physiological factors affecting Performance – 35% of final grade

Component 2: Psychological & Socio Cultural themes in PE - 35% of final grade

Component 3: Performance within PE

                                Part 1: Performance or Coaching of a sport - 20% of final grade

                                Part 2 Analysis of Evaluation of Performance - 10% of final grade

There are two 1hour and 15 minutes exams on component 1 and 2.

 

A2 Level PE

Component 1: Physiological factors affecting Performance – 30% of final grade, 2 hour exam

Component 2: Psychological factors affecting Performance – 20% of final grade, 1 hour exam

Component 2: Socio Cultural & Contemporary Issues - 20% of final grade, 1 hour exam

Component 4: Performance within PE

                                Part 1: Performance or Coaching of a sport - 20% of final grade

                                Part 2 Analysis of Evaluation of Performance - 10% of final grade

 

For the practical components students can pick one sport from the set list that the exam board produces.

 

What can I do with this A level?

Academic qualification in Physical education will allow students assess to a wide range of sports related degree courses at institutions of higher education.  The course is an excellent preparation for PE teaching, advanced entry to the forces or recreational management studies.

 

Further information can be obtained from link below

 

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-physical-education-h155-h555-from-2016/

 

To Download the OCR A level Specification click here

 

 

 

 LEVEL 3 NATIONAL EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN SPORT.

 

 

Rationale of the BTEC Nationals in Sport

 

Syllabus

Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport - Edexcel

 

A BTEC National in Sport is one of the most popular BTEC courses. The results we achieved in 2015 were outstanding with 13 of 14 achieving distinction or distinction star grades. Many of the students used their qualification to attend top universities.

 

It is a vocational qualification that will help prepare you for a huge range of careers. You may be thinking of pursuing a career in the sports industry and this would be the ideal course to help you meet your potential. You may be considering joining the health and fitness industry as an exercise professional, or thinking of Sports Psychology, Nutrition or Coaching, the opportunities are endless.

 

How is the BTEC structured?

 

This course requires you to supervise and instruct people who are taking part in exercise classes or training and show ways to improve their lifestyle. Research has shown a clear link between an active lifestyle and good health. As a result, the health and fitness industry has grown significantly over the last 10 years, and will probably continue to grow. There is a demand for exercise professionals and there are good employment opportunities for successful students.

 

The BTEC National is divided into Mandatory units (the ones you must do) and Optional units.  Units 1, 2 and 3 are Mandatory units and units 1& 2 are assessed externally. Unit 3 & 7 will be assessed internally.

Units covered

 

Unit 1:         Anatomy & physiology.

Unit 2:         Fitness Training and programming for health, sport and well-being.

Unit 3:         Professional Development in the Sports Industry.

Unit 7:         Practical Sports Performance.