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					‘A’ Level                            Physical Education
Examining Body                       Specification

Edexcel                              8PE01 (AS & A2)


Entry Requirements

5 + A*-C grade GCSEs with Grade B or above in PE
Outline

The structure for PE at AS Level has a high practical base, whereby students take on the roles
of ’Performer, Leader and Official’ with one of these roles being developed further at A2.
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. Students should have a commitment to and
passion for Sport and Physical Education, as well as ideally having club competition experience
in at least one chosen sport.

Year      Units                    Learning                      Assessment
12        1                                                      1 hour 30 minute exam paper
          Participation in Sport   Use of video camera for       50% of AS
          and Recreation           personal      performance;
                                   practical work in the form
12        2                        of Performer, Leader and
          The Critical   Sports    Official; actively involved   Internally assessed      with   a
          Performer                in local sports clubs;        personal portfolio
                                   textbooks and classroom       50% of AS
13        3                        theory; educational field
          Preparation       for    trips; teacher and peer       2 hour exam paper
          Optimum        Sports    analysis                      50% of A2
          Performance
13        4
          The Developing Sports                                  Internally assessed in 4 specific
          Performer                                              tasks with a CD personal portfolio
                                                                 50% of A2
Progression Opportunities

Physical Education is essential for students wishing to undertake further studies in related
disciplines at University. Students considering careers in Teaching, Coaching, Physiotherapy,
Sports Management, Fitness Instruction, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology and Sports
Journalism will find GCE A level Physical Education an excellent base to develop from.

				
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