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A level Physical Education Years 12 & 13

Specification

AQA - The specification and assessment structure can be found at the link: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/as-and-a-level/physical-education-7582

Subject content

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology.
  2. Skill acquisition.
  3. Sport and society.
  4. Exercise physiology.
  5. Biomechanical movement.
  6. Sport psychology.
  7. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport.

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

A 2 hour written examination worth 35% of the A Level PE.

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

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

A 2 hour written examination worth 35% of the A Level PE.

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

Non-Exam Assessment (NEA): Practical performance in physical activity and sport

An internal assessment worth 30% of the A Level PE which is moderated externally. Students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.

In addition there will be written/verbal analysis of performance.

Year 12

  Topic Further details about the topic Skills
Autumn Term
1

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Skill Acquisition
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2

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Skill Acquisition

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See student scheme of work in course file
Spring Term
1 Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics (Linear), Skill Acquisition

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file
2

Diet and Nutrition for Performance, Principles of Training, History of Sport

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file

Summer Term
1

Opportunities for Participation

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See student scheme of work in course file

2

Opportunities for Participation

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file

Year 13

  Topic Further details about the topic Skills
Autumn Term
1

Applied Exercise Physiology

Sports Psychology

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file

2

Applied Exercise Physiology

Sports Psychology

Written Coursework

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file

Spring Term
1

Biomechanics (Linear and Angular)

Sports Psychology

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file

2

Injury Prevention and Treatment, Advanced Training methods

Sports Psychology

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file
Summer Term
1

Evaluating Contemporary Issues

Revision

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file

Assessments

Resources Topic Type of assessment
CAT 1 Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Skill Acquisition Written Examination
CAT 2

Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Skill Acquisition

Written Examination
CAT 3 All Year 12 Content

Mock Examination

CAT 4

All Year 12 Content

Applied Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology

Written Examination
CAT 5

2 Full A-Level Papers

Mock Examination

CAT 6 All A-Level Content Written Examination

Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Set texts

AQA A-Level PE Book 1: For A-level year 1 and AS. Carl Atherton et al. 2016. Hodder Education

My Revision Notes: AQA S-Level PE. Sue Young et al. 2017. Hodder Education

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Recommended reading    
Recommended Websites

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/as-and-a-level/physical-education-7582 https://www.teachpe.com/a-level-pe-revision https://getrevising.co.uk/resources/level/a_ib/subjects/physical_education

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Equipment

Course Folder

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Enrichment opportunities

Activity Day and time or term
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