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York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Bs and 4 grade Cs at GCSE including GCSE English Language (grade 4), Science and a grade B or above in GCSE Physical Education/Btech PE theory component (if studied), or a First Diploma in Sport Level 2 (Distinction). Active involvement in one sport at a competitive level is required.

Duration



Either one year for an AS Level or two years for an A Level qualification.  

 

What will I study?

AS Level

Component 1:Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport:-

Section A - Applied physiology

Applied anatomy and physiology

Exercise physiology

Biomechanical movement

 

Section B – Skill acquisition and sports psychology

 

Section C – Sport and society and technology in sport

Sport and society

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

 

Written Paper

2 hour written paper

84 marks

Combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

 

Component 2: Non-exam assessment:

Practical performance in physical activity and sport

 

90 marks

Internal assessment, external moderation

 

AS and A Level: Non-exam assessment criteria

 

30% non-exam assessment, broken down into two sections:

15% - students are assessed as a player/performer or coach in the full context of one activity from the list provided

15% - written or verbal analysis and evaluation of either their own or the performance of another

Internal assessment, external moderation

Each marked out of 45 marks – total 90 marks

 

If you wish to be assessed in a sport not offered at the College you will need to arrange for your coach to carry out the assessment and it will be your responsibility to provide video evidence of your assessment.

A Level

Component 1:  Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Applied anatomy and physiology

Skill acquisition

Sport and society

 

Written Paper

35% - 2 hour written paper

105 marks

Combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

 

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

Exercise physiology and biomechanics

Sports psychology

Sport and society and technology in sport

 

Written Paper

35%  - 2 hour written paper

105 marks

Combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

 

Component 3: Years one and two continuous

Non-exam assessment:

Practical performance in physical activity and sport

30% - 90 marks

Internal assessment, external moderation

 

AS and A Level: Non-exam assessment criteria

 

30% non-exam assessment, broken down into two sections:

15% - students are assessed as a player/performer or coach in the full context of one activity from the list provided

 

15% - written or verbal analysis and evaluation of either their own or the performance of another

Internal assessment, external moderation

Each marked out of 45 marks – total 90 marks

Costs

This qualification may require you to work with children or vulnerable adults if you choose to coach in your chosen activity and you may need to obtain DBS clearance. The cost for this will need to be paid by you.You will also need to purchase an A Level text book.

What could it lead to?

Opportunities to study sport studies, sport science, physiotherapy, sports therapy (available at York College), recreation and leisure studies and sports management are becoming more available in higher education. Career opportunities in the wide area of leisure, recreation and tourism are growing. Sports-related qualifications help those wishing to work with people, eg teaching, the police and the armed services.

100% Achievement in 2016

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