Theme of the week is: Risk
Course Accreditation: AS LEVEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Examining Board: AQA
Unit 1 – The opportunities for leading a healthy and active lifestyle and the resulting effects.
Unit 2 – Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and / or in an adapted
Unit 3 – Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport.
Unit 4 – Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation.
Teachers use a range of teaching styles during the delivery including PowerPoint and group
discussion. Students will also be asked to make a presentation from their research.
Eight hours taught over a two-week timetable. Most lessons are theory based; students
complete their practical attendance through a club. It is compulsory that all A Level PE
students are performing their sport at club level in the school or community.
Private Study Requirement
Extensive private study and independent research is required for all A Levels. Students need
to complete a minimum of 2 hours independent study per week. Students must also
participate in their chosen practical sport on a weekly basis.
Advisable for following careers
Sport Science Degree, PE Teaching Degree, Physiotherapy, Sport Psychology, Sports
Development and Management, Coaching.
Good Combination With
Biology or any Science, LSCA (Community Sports Leader Award.)
Link Tutor: Miss S Ayres