Sports Science

Minimum entry criteria

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

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Sports Science or 6 in Biology

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

A Level:

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

Unit

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%