Sports Facilities For the 21st Century
GCSE PE (CCEA)
This course into three components:
Students study the following:
For more information, see the specification.
AS / A2 PE
A Level Physical Education (WJEC syllabus) combines theory and practice and involves 9 x 30 minute classes per week. Classes will be co-educational. There is a substantial theoretical component to this course, a great deal more than is required for GCSE PE, and at a higher level. Students attracted to this subject because of its practical nature need to be aware of this aspect of the work. The main focus is the performer and performance and the multi-disciplinary character of the course should ensure that most students find at least part of the syllabus of interest. Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
The WJEC AS and A level in Physical Education provide a coherent combination of four areas of study:
Any of the areas of study can be assessed in any of the units. The content can be assessed in units 1 and 3 as part of the written examinations and in units 2 and 4 as part of the analysis and evaluation of performance. The specification enables learners to understand the interrelationships between the areas of study and apply them in a variety of contexts.
AS Unit 1 – Exploring Physical Education. Written examination: 1¾ hours, 24% of A level qualification (60% of AS qualification) , 72 marks, to assess all AS subject content.
AS Unit 2, Improving Personal Performance in Physical Education. Non-exam assessment, 16% of A level qualification (40% of AS qualification) ,48 marks. To assess:
Practical Performance as a Player/Performer
Learners must demonstrate and apply the relevant skills and techniques for the sport/activity. All activities should be played under competitive/formal conditions.
A level Unit 3 – Evaluating Physical Education. Written examination: 2 hours, 36% of qualification, 90 marks. To assess all A level subject content
A Level Unit 4 – Refining personal performance in physical education. Non-exam assessment , 24% of qualification, 60 marks. To assess:
Practical Performance as Player/Performer
Learners must demonstrate and apply the relevant skills and techniques required for the sport/activity. All activities should be played under competitive/formal conditions
The research should help the learner to improve personal performance as a player/performer, coach or official. It must be linked to the chosen practical activity and contain research into appropriate theoretical subject content. It must provide opportunities for candidates to demonstrate quantitative skills.
WHAT IS EXPECTED ?
Homework will involve reading and preparation for theory classes. Students may also need to do some practical work (including fitness work) outside of time-tabled classes. This will require a high level of commitment and self-discipline.
A Level Physical Education provides an academically challenging and vocationally relevant course for those who are considering careers related to sport and leisure in business, industry, community services, public administration and education. It also provides a good base for those seeking to eventually become qualified physical education teachers and for others hoping to embark on careers in leisure management, sports administration, and health and fitness consultancy and community recreation.