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AS/A-level

AS & A Level

Sport Science is a very popular subject at the federation. The vast majority of students who take the subject all the way through to A-Level often leave to take a sports based subject in higher education. This goes to show just how important A-level sport science is to the Federation and the pupils that take it.

 

70% of the course is theory:

The AS course looks into anatomy and physiology, skill acquisition and contemporary issues. The A-Level course again has three core academic elements including exercise physiology, sport psychology and historical studies.

 

AS Units

 

Unit G451:

An introduction to Physical Education

Anatomy and Physiology (Section A)

• The skeletal and muscular systems

• Motion and movement

• The cardiovascular and respiratory systems in relation to the performance of physical activity

 

Acquiring Movement Skills (Section B)

• Classification of motor skills and abilities

• The development of motor skills

• Information processing

• Motor control of skills in physical activity

• Learning skills in physical activity

 

Socio-Cultural Studies relating to participation in physical activity (Section C):

• Physical activity

• Sport and culture

• Contemporary sporting issues

 

Unit G452: Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education:

• Performance

• Evaluating and planning for the improvement of performance

 

A2 Units

 

Unit G453: Principles and concepts across different areas of Physical Education

Section A: Socio-Cultural Options

Historical Studies (Option A1):

• Popular recreation in pre-industrial Britain

• Rational recreation in post-industrial Britain

•19th -century public schools and their impact on the development of physical activities and young people

• The developmental stages of athleticism in 19t -century public schools

• Case Studies

• Drill, physical training and Physical Education in state schools

Comparative Studies (Option A2)

• The United Kingdom (UK)

• The United States of America (USA)

• Australia

 

Section B: Scientific Options

Sports Psychology (Option B1)

• Individual aspects of performance

• Group dynamics of performance and audience effects

• Mental preparation for physical activity

 

Biomechanics (Option B2)

• Linear motion in physical activity

• Force physical activity

• Fluid mechanics physical activity

• Stability and angular motion physical activity

• A critical evaluation of performance in selected physical activities

 

Exercise and Sport Physiology (Option B3)

• Energy

• Health components of physical fitness

• Application of the principles of training

• Performance enhancement

 

Unit G454:

The improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical

Activities in Physical Education

 

Practical Skills

• Performance

• Evaluation, appreciation and the improvement of performance

 

 

30% of the course is practical:

With the practical side of the A-level course, it equates to 30% of the course. It has become increasingly testing to achieve the top marks within this sector and it is advised that each student is considered very adept in at least 1 sport. This is to ensure and help that the student has the best possible chance receiving the best grade they can in order to set themselves up for the theory side.

 

100m

200m

400m

800m

1500m

3000m

2000ms/c

110mH

400mH

 

 

s

s

s

min/s

min/s

min/s

min/s

s

s

 

 

Mark

30

11.24

22.43

49.70

1.55.5

4.00

8.41

6.10

15.33

56.61

 

29

11.28

22.55

50.10

1.56

4.02

8.46

6.13

15.45

57.03

 

28

11.31

22.68

50.50

1.57

4.04

8.51

6.16

15.58

57.44

 

27

11.35

22.80

50.90

1.58

4.06

8.56

6.19

15.70

57.85

 

26

11.39

22.93

51.30

1.59

4.08

9.02

6.21

15.83

58.26

 

25

11.46

23.18

52.10

2.01

4.12

9.14

6.27

16.08

59.09

 

24

11.50

23.30

52.50

2.02

4.15

9.20

6.30

16.20

59.50

 

23

11.66

23.73

53.59

2.04

4.17

9.40

6.32

16.50

61.50

 

22

11.83

24.15

54.68

2.06

4.19

10.00

6.34

16.80

63.50

 

21

11.99

24.58

55.76

2.08

4.21

10.20

6.36

17.10

65.50

 

20

12.31

25.43

57.94

2.14

4.26

11.00

6.39

17.70

69.50

 

19

12.48

25.85

59.03

2.17

4.29

11.20

6.41

18.00

71.50

 

18

12.64

26.28

60.11

2.20

4.32

11.40

6.43

18.30

73.50

 

17

12.80

26.70

61.20

2.25

4.35

12.00

6.45

18.60

75.50

 

16

12.86

26.84

61.51

2.26

4.38

12.04

6.48

18.73

75.87

 

15

12.99

27.11

62.12

2.28

4.44

12.12

6.54

18.98

76.61

 

14

13.05

27.25

62.42

2.29

4.47

12.16

6.57

19.11

76.97

 

13

13.12

27.38

62.73

2.30

4.50

12.20

7.00

19.23

77.34

 

12

13.18

27.52

63.03

2.31

4.53

12.24

7.04

19.36

77.71

 

11

13.24

27.66

63.34

2.32

4.56

12.28

7.08

19.48

78.08

 

10

13.37

27.93

63.95

2.34

5.02

12.36

7.16

19.74

78.82

 

9

13.43

28.07

64.25

2.35

5.05

12.40

7.20

19.86

79.18

 

8

13.49

28.21

64.56

2.36

5.08

12.45

7.24

19.99

79.55

 

7

13.56

28.34

64.86

2.37

5.10

12.50

7.28

20.12

79.92

 

6

13.62

28.48

65.17

2.38

5.13

12.55

7.31

20.24

80.29

 

5

13.75

28.75

65.78

2.40

5.19

13.05

7.39

20.49

81.03

 

4

13.81

28.89

66.08

2.41

5.22

13.10

7.43

20.62

81.39

 

3

13.87

29.03

66.39

2.42

5.24

13.15

7.47

20.75

81.76

 

2

13.94

29.16

66.69

2.44

5.27

13.20

7.51

20.87

82.13

 

1

14.00

29.30

67.00

2.46

5.30

13.25

7.55

21.00

82.50