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Key Stage 5 - PE
Information about ‘AS Level’ Physical
will have the chance to take on the roles of ‘performer’, ‘leader’ or
‘official’ at AS. This will be in two sports; if as a performer they must be
part of a recognised team.
In the context of their chosen role(s), they will:
review their current participation in physical activity
identify opportunities locally, nationally and
internationally for them to advance their participation in physical activity
create a development plan and a life plan for their
participation in physical activity.
Elsewhere, students will learn about sport, from the
grass roots to the elite level, and the development of competitive sport.
Healthy lifestyles, fitness and training, and preparation for sports performance
are also covered extensively.
Unit 1: Participation in Sport and
The unit content is
divided into two sections, with each section outlining the specific
knowledge and understanding required by the student.
section will develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of what
constitutes a healthy and active lifestyle. Students will investigate how the
body responds and adapts to exercise, the components of physical and skill
fitness and different methods of fitness training. The rationale behind carrying
out fitness assessments and the protocols associated with recognised fitness
tests will also be considered.
section encourages the student to develop their knowledge and understanding
of how competitive sport has developed over time. They will learn how a
lifelong involvement in sport is encouraged.
The assessment of
this unit is through a 1 hour and 30 minute examination paper. The paper
will be a question-and-answer booklet, consisting of short-answer and
extended-writing type questions, all of which are compulsory.
Unit 2: The Critical Sports Performer
The fundamental aim
of this unit is to engage participants in four tasks. These tasks will offer a framework
of opportunities to develop practical experiences and conduct independent
research into the structure, provision and analysis of physical activity.
Students will have
the chance to offer two performances from a choice of three roles
(player/participant, leader and official) recording their performance over a
period of time.
They will then
undertake a study into the provision for all three roles at a local level,
followed by a study of the provision for one role at the national level. Lastly,
they will produce an analysis of their performance relating to at least one of
the activities offered in the first task.
complete all four tasks. This unit is internally assessed and externally
be successful at AS Level
A member of the
school’s/local community team for your chosen sport(s)
A member of the
school’s/local community club if you are offering the role of a coach or
official to be assessed
Willing to work
independently of the lessons – read around the topics covered, further research
topics, film and edit videos in your own time (this is a huge
Have a good grasp
of written English – some questions in the Unit 1 examination will have marks
awarded for correct and accurate writing. Unit 2 requires two 1000 word
studies and a major piece of analysis work that requires correct
terminology to be used.
Meet all deadlines
set and where possible present work to be checked before the deadline
attendance – aim for 100%
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PE Curriculum TT Term 1 2016