A2 Physical Education contains four main elements:
- Historical Studies
- Sports Psychology
- Exercise and Sport Physiology
- The improvement of effective performances and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education.
Historical studies, sports psychology and exercise and sports physiology each make up 35 marks on your end of year exam. This exam contributes 70% of your end of year grade.
The improvement of effective performances and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education is made up of two sections (a) one sporting activity (can be as official and coach) (b) an internally assessed and externally moderated talk on a chosen sport. This section makes up 30% of your end of year grade.
Your AS Physical Education mark is added to your A2 year marks to create your overall A2 grade.
- Popular recreation in pre-industrial Britain and its impact on contemporary participation and performance
- Rational recreation in post-industrial Britain and its impact on contemporary participation and performance
- Nineteenth-century public schools and their impact on the development of physical activities and young people both then and now
- The developmental stages of athleticism in 19th-century public schools
- Individual aspects of performance that influence young people’s participation and aspirations
- Group dynamics of performance and audience effects that influence young people’s participation, aspirations and lifestyles
- The impact of mental preparation for physical activities on the effectiveness and efficiency of performance
Sport and Exercise Physiology:
- Health components of physical fitness and the benefits of a sustained balanced, active and healthy lifestyle
- Application of the principles of training
- Performance enhancement