Shrewsbury School

Physical Education in the Sixth Form

The following information is taken from our document 'The Sixth Form and Beyond', which is updated each December.  It can be downloaded as a pdf file.


The A Level in Physical Education is 70% theory and 30% non-exam assessment (practical performance), of which 15% is be based on students being assessed in the role of player/performer or coach and 15% is analysis and evaluation of performance.
 

Component / Paper 1 (35%)  

Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Content assessed:

  • Section A        Applied anatomy and physiology  (35 marks)
  • Section B        Skill acquisition (35 marks)
  • Section C        Sport and society (35 marks)

Assessment format:

  • Written exam (multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing)
  • Two hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A Level

Component / Paper 2 (35%)

Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Content assessed:

  • Section A        Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics  (35 marks)
  • Section B        Sport Psychology (35 marks)
  • Section C        Sport and society and technology in Sport (35 marks)

Assessment format:

  • Written exam (multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing).
  • Two hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A Level

Component 3 (30%)

Practical performance in physical activity and sport

Content assessed:      Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full-sided version of one activity, plus written/verbal analysis of performance.

Assessment format:     Internal assessment, external moderation
90 Marks and 30% of A Level.

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