Sixth Form Sport & PE
Physical Education – AQA
Year 12 – AS Level
Unit 1: Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and
active lifestyle (60%).
Examination: 2 Hours 6 x 12 mark questions
- Topic 1: Applied Physiology and Skill Acquisition
- Muscle actions, Fitness, Exercise and Health, Principles of testing, Cardiac cylces, Circulation, Skill classification, Learning and Performance, Information process models, Memory, Motivation.
- Topic 2: Opportunities for Participation
- Physical Education, Recreation, National Curriculum, Classification of Sport, Sport England and British Sports Trust, Participation and club sport.
Unit 2: Analysis and Evaluation of physical activity as performer and/or
in adopted role (40%)
Choose to perform and be assessed in 2 of the following roles, or perform and be assessed twice in 1 of the following:
- Section A:
- You are assessed on your ability to perform, analyse and evaluate execution of core skills and techniques in two of these roles, or perform and be assessed twice in one of these roles.
- Section B:
- Apply the theoretical knowledge of this unit to a practical situation by answering 1 x 12 mark question in the examination.
Year 13 – A2 Level
Unit 3: Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues in
sport (30% of overall A Level grade)
Examination: 2 Hours 3 x 28 mark questions
- Section A: Physiology and biomechanical studies
- Periodisation, Altitude training, PNF, Energy sources, Aerobic Pathways, Glycogen Loading, Muscle Fibre Types, Projectile Motion
- Section B: Sports Psychology
- Personality, Self Efficacy, Attribution theory, Arousal, Social Facilitation, Goal Setting, Leadership
- Section C: Contemporary issues in Sport and Physical Education
- World Games, Sport Ethics, Media, Commercialisation and Sport, Rehabilitation, Development of rational recreation.
Unit 4: Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation.
(20% of overall A Level grade)
Choose to perform and be assessed in 1 of the following: Specialise in either
- Section A:
- You are assessed on your ability to perform core skills/techniques in competitive or performance situation.
- Section B:
- Observe, analyse, evaluate your own performance against that of an elite performer.
- Section C:
- Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical causes of faults and suggest corrective measures based upon theoretical principles.
Candidates may choose from the following activities
for assessment in Unit 2 and Unit 4.
- Canoeing/Kayaking (Moving or Flat water)
- Gaelic Football
- Hockey(Field, Roller, Ice)
- Horse Riding
- Mountain Activities
- Rowing and Sculling
- Rugby Union / League
- Table Tennis
- Tae Kwon Do
- Track/Road Cycling/Mountain Biking
- Water Polo
- Olympic Weightlifting
- Dance – Contemporary/Creative/Ballet
Where can A Level PE take you?
- Sport Development
- Physiotherapy or Injury Therapy
- Sports Science
- Police / Fire / Ambulance
- The Military