Physical Education

Minimum Entry Criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in PE or 6 in Biology

May be accepted on the course: 6 in PE or 6 in Biology

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

Factors affecting participation in physical education and sport

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

Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

  • Section A – Exercise physiology and biomechanics
  • Section B – Sport psychology
  • Section C – Sport and society and technology in sport

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination – Paper 1 Factors affecting participation in physical education and sport. The paper is divided in to 3 sections and there are multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. 105 marks are available in total, 35 marks from each section.

2 hours

35%

2

Examination – Paper 2 Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport. The paper is divided in to 3 sections and there are multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. 105 marks are available in total, 35 marks from each section.

2 hours

35%

3

Practical moderation – Assessment in the role of performer in the full sided version of one activity. Alongside a written analysis of performance. This component is worth 90 marks.

 

30%