Lessons involve teacher presentations, class assignments on an individual and group basis, discussion and debate, practical experiments and individual presentations. You will adopt an investigative approach to the subject and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current sporting issues through the media. Independent learning is required throughout the course. The practical assessment needs an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of one sport and video evidence of performance will need to be provided.
Paper 1 – Factors Affecting Participation: 2 hour written exam (35% of A-Level)
Paper 2 – Factors Affecting Optimal Performance : 2 hours written exam (35% of A-Level)
Practical & Written Assessment in one sport in a fully competitive situation (assessed through the Colleges Enrichment Programme & video evidence)
To enrol for an A level programme we normally expect applicants to have achieved good GCSE passes in at least six subjects, these must:
• demonstrate the suitability for Advanced Level study
• have been achieved at Grade 4/C as a minimum
• include two at Grade 5/B as a minimum
Mathematics - If not achieved within the scope of the above should normally be achieved at grade 3/D. If mathematics is not achieved at grade 4/C then it will be a requirement to continue to study at the correct level until a grade 4 is achieved. Subjects with a mathematical content will require a higher grade.
In addition to the standard College entry requirements, this particular course also requires students to have achieved a minimum of :
• Grade 55 in Combined Science or if separate sciences taken, a grade 5 in Biology
• Grade 4 in Maths
• Grade 6 in GCSE PE (if taken)
• Distinction in Level 2 BTEC Sport (if taken)
Students intending to take A level Physical Education should have already attained a high standard of performance in one sport.
This course is suitable for strong academic and practical performers with a preference for exams.
This course is particularly appropriate for students planning a career in the recreation or leisure industries, sports administration, sports physiotherapy or PE teaching. Students applying for Sport-related degree courses will find the qualification an advantage. Although some students have progressed from the course to sport-related degrees, others have embarked on a wide range of degree courses.
What does the course combine well with?
The course combines well with a range of other Level 3 courses.