Key Stage 5

All students will have the opportunity to continue to participate in physical activity as part of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle during Year 12 and 13 through involvement in the Sports Enrichment Programme.

Although there are no formal lessons dedicated to KS5 ‘Core’ physical education the PE department do offer the opportunity to be involved in a number of different aspects of PE and school sport. Some example of these opportunities are listed below:

  1. Sixth Form football, netball and basketball teams.
  2. Entry into the Peterborough Schools Cross Country championships
  3. Inter- House basketball, dodgeball, king ball competitions and a Sixth Form sports day.
  4. Free use of the school fitness suite after school.
  5. Opportunities to take on leadership, coaching and officiating roles in school, through supporting primary festivals and KS3 and KS4 teams and practices.
  6. Taking an active role in developing and promoting school sport or sports ambassadors programme, which may involve leading assemblies, promoting clubs and running the ‘change for life club’.
  • Key Stage 5 Examination Courses in PE

    GCE AS and A Level Physical Education (AQA)

    A-Level Physical Education is an interesting and dynamic subject which is designed to allow candidates to experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles such as performer, official and leader/coach for a particular activity. It also aims to enhance their knowledge and increase their understanding of the modern day sporting arena and relevant theoretical subjects.

    The following learning outcomes have been laid out by AQA in the new specification which is due to be launched in September 2016.

    Learning Outcomes

    AO1: Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport.

    AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport.

    AO3: Analyse and evaluate the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport.

    AO4: Demonstrate and apply relevant skills and techniques in physical activity and sport. Analyse and evaluate performance.

    The new A-level Physical Education will be 70% theory and 30% non-exam assessment (practical performance) of which 15% will be based on students assessed in the role of player/performer or coach and 15% will be analysis and evaluation of performance through a written piece of coursework. Students will focus their skills as they will only be assessed in one practical activity from the list provided by the DfE.

    Assessment of quantitative skills will represent a minimum of 5% of the overall A-level marks, allowing students to develop skills that are important for Higher Education or work.

    The course is linear and students will sit two theoretical exams at the end of the two years. Papers will be divided into clear sections, helping students to see which part of the specification they are being assessed on. There will be a combination of multiple-choice, short and extended writing questions will be used across all exam papers.

     

    A-Level PE Subject content

    Over the two year course students will cover a variety of topics, some of which will be taught in Year 12 and topped up again in Year 13.

    1. Applied anatomy and physiology

    2. Skill acquisition

    3. Sport and society

    4. Exercise physiology

    5. Biomechanical movement

    6. Sport psychology

    7. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

     

    Outline of the A-Level PE programme assessment procedures

    Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

    What’s assessed:

    1. Section A – Applied anatomy and physiology (35 marks)
    2. Section B – Skill acquisition (35 marks)
    3. Section C – Sport and society (35 marks)

    How it’s assessed:

    1. Written exam: 2 hours
    2. Total: 105 marks
    3. 35% of A-level

    Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

    What’s assessed:

    1. Section A – Exercise physiology and biomechanics (35 marks)
    2. Section B – Sports psychology (35 marks)
    3. Section C –Sport and society and technology in sport (35 marks)

    How it’s assessed:

    1. Written exam: 2 hours
    2. Total: 105 marks
    3. 35% of A-level

    Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

    What’s assessed:

    Students are assessed as a player/performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity; 15% of non-exam assessment. Plus a written/verbal analysis and evaluation of performance; 15% of non-exam assessment

    How it’s assessed:

    1. Internal assessment, external moderation
    2. Total: 90 marks
    3. 30% of A-level

    A-Level Approved Practical Activity List

    Activity Comment
    Amateur boxing  
    Association football Cannot be five-a-side or futsal
    Athletics  
    Badminton  
    Basketball  
    Camogie  
    Canoeing  
    Cricket  
    Cycling Track or road cycling only
    Dance  
    Diving Platform diving
    Gaelic football  
    Golf  
    Gymnastics Floor routines and apparatus only
    Handball  
    Hockey Must be field hockey, not ice hockey or roller hockey
    Equestrian  
    Hurling  
    Kayaking  
    Lacrosse  
    Netball  
    Rock climbing Can be indoor or outdoor
    Rowing  
    Rugby league Cannot be tag rugby
    Rugby Union Can be assessed as sevens or fifteen a side.  Cannot be tag rugby
    Sculling  
    Skiing Outdoor/indoor on snow.  Must not be dry slopes
    Snowboarding Outdoor/indoor on snow.  Must not be dry slopes
    Squash  
    Swimming Not synchronised swimming
    Table tennis  
    Tennis  
    Trampolining  
    Volleyball  

     

    Progression Routes from A Level Physical Education

    Students often go to university to study degrees in Sports Science, Psychology, Teaching and Medicine. Other related subjects include Physiotherapy, Sports Injuries and Massage, Biomechanist, Sports Coaching, Physical Training/Fitness Instructor, Sports Development Officer, Dietitian/Nutritionist, Recreation and Leisure Management.

    To find out more information about GCE (A Level) Physical Education and view specimen exam papers click here