Physical Education (A Level)

Physical Education (A Level)

Curriculum Leader: Mr B Price

Course Content
A-level Physical Education qualifications allow students to play to their strengths and gain dynamic theoretical and practical skills for further education or work. We aim to develop and create motivated learners who embrace challenge through delivering the following course content:

  • Anatomy: Skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory systems and muscle fibre types
  • Biomechanics: Newtons laws of motion and movement analysis
  • Skill acquisition: Classification of skills, transfer/feedback, motor programmes, theories of learning, memory models, types of guidance and types of practice
  • Socio-cultural: Sport in society, historical development of sport, case studies of cricket, athletics football and tennis, pre and post-industrial development of sport in Britain and public schools.

Why Study Physical Education?
If you love sport and want to develop your skills and knowledge in order to pursue a career in the sports and leisure industry, then this course is for you. Sports Scientists are involved in all aspects of sports performance from grass roots to elite level. Students may also go on to complete further studies in medical fields such as physiotherapy. The course also prepares students for Physical Education teaching at a primary and secondary level. It combines up to date knowledge of the sport and leisure industry with the right balance of practical learning and assessments.

Our students benefit from fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities including 3G pitches, AstroTurf pitch, all-weather hard court areas, grass pitches, indoor sports hall, dance studio and a state of the art fitness suite.

Year 12 Paper 1: Written paper (35% of A2) 2 hours. 105 marks
Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks per section). Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology, Section B: Skill acquisition, Section C: Sport and society

Year 13
Paper 2: Written paper (35% of A2) 2 hours. 105 marks
Written/practical coursework (30% course work) Internal assessment, external moderation.

Entry Requirements
At least a Grade 6 in GCSE Physical Education or BTEC Sport/Cambridge Nationals Sports Science plus competence in a specific sport. At least Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature. At least Grade 5 in Biology or Additional Science.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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