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 Curriculum Area:   Physical Education KS5

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PE Key Stage 4 


 Key Stage 5 Physical Education            

what will i learn about icon.jpg If you have a passion for historical, physiological, sociological, psychological and biomechanical elements of sport, as well as an up to date knowledge of contemporary and current issues in sport then this is the course for you.



Students will need to demonstrate a high level of motivation and commitment to work independently demonstrating a desire to succeed.

Students will be assessed practically in the fully competitive version of 1 sport as either a Performer or Coach. They will also be assessed theoretically across 3 areas in paper 1 and 3 areas in paper 2. Success in A Level PE is heavily reliant on students competing or coaching regularly in sport.

Paper 1 (35% of A Level):
Section A - Applied Anatomy & Physiology
Section B - Skill Acquisition
Section C - Sport & Society

Paper 2 (35% of A Level):
Section A - Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics
Section B - Sport Psychology
Section C - Sport & Society and Technology in Sport
Non exam Assessment (30% of A Level):

Practical performance (15%):
Practical performance in/through the fully competitive version of 1 sport as either a performer or coach (Internally assessed and moderated by AQA).

Performance Analysis & Evaluation (15%):
Written and/or verbal account of analysis & evaluation of self  (Internally assessed and moderated by AQA).

In addition to the entry requirements for Penistone Grammar School Post 16 Centre, this course requires previous study of GCSE PE (minimum grade B) and GCSE Science (minimum grade B).

Who can I speak to for more information?

For more information about A Level Physical Education please speak to Mrs Gregory Curriculum Area Leader for Physical Education