PE - A Level

What does the course involve? This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

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

How is it assessed?

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

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

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

Questions

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

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

What's assessed

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

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

Questions

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

  • Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.
  • Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

How it's assessed

  • Internal assessment, external moderation
  • 90 marks
  • 30% of A-level

Key Information

  • Level: A level
  • Examination Board: AQA
  • Subject Leader: Mr N O'Hare
  • Course Leader: Mr N O'Hare
  • Entry Requirements: GCSE grades A* - C in 5 subjects (including English and Mathematics) GCSE Grade B in PE

Student comment

"At Cardinal Heenan, we are constantly shown how our physical health is important to our learning in all subjects."

SIXTH FORM COURSES

A LEVEL

ART AND DESIGN
ART AND DESIGN (FINE ART)
ART AND DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)
BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
ECONOMICS
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ENGLISH LITERATURE
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
ICT APPLIED
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA STUDIES
MUSIC
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
PHYSICS
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH

BTEC

PERFORMING ARTS
SPORT
SPORT (MIXED MARTIAL ARTS)

AQA

APPLIED BUSINESS