Key Stage 5

Why study this course?

Students receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sports science. This complete grounding in the subject provides a fantastic base from which to build when they move on to higher education, employment or further training.

 

What will I study?

Year 12

Students will:

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance.
  • understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance.
  • understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sportunderstand.
  • understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport.
  • refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas.
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance.
  • understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness.
  • improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

 

Year 13

Students will

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance.
  • understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance.
  • understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.
  • understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport.
  • refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas.
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance.
  • understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness.
  • improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

 

How will I be assessed?

At AS Level:

  • Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics exam – 1hr 15 mins (35%)
  • Skill acquisition, sports psychology and sport and society exam – 1hr 15 mins (35%)EAPI, an evaluation task where students have to watch a performance in their sport, identify strengths and weaknesses in the performance and verbally produce
  • EAPI, an evaluation task where students have to watch a performance in their sport, identify strengths and weaknesses in the performance and verbally produce a 3-4 week action plan linking in the theoretical content of the course of how the performer can improve. (15%)
  • Practical performance or coaching in one chosen sport (15%)

 

At A-Level:

  • Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics exam – 2 hours (30%)
  • Skill acquisition and sports psychology exam – 1hr (20%)
  • Sport and society and contemporary issues exam – 1hr (20%)
  • EAPI, an evaluation task where students have to watch a performance in their sport, identify strengths and weaknesses in the performance and verbally produce a 3-4 week action plan linking in the theoretical content of the course of how the performer can improve. (15%)
  • Practical performance or coaching in one chosen sport (15%)

 

Where can it lead?

Higher Education in courses such as Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Management and others.

Employment in the sports industry

  • Coaching
  • Gym Instructing
  • Sports massage
  • Dietician
  • Teaching
  • Involvement in sports clubs via apprenticeships and voluntary work experience
Staff List

Mr A Rawlin

Head of Faculty

arawlin@wickersley.net

  • Mr A Rawlin
  • Mr D Huston
  • Miss R Smith
  • Miss G Arif
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