Cambridge International AS and A Level Physical Education builds on the skills acquired in IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus is comprised of both theory and practical elements. The course develops student’s analytical skills; appreciation of performance; problem solving; communication and fosters an understanding of the benefits of life long physical activity. The course sets students up for further study in the field of Physical Education teaching; sport & recreation; sports science; sports policy; physiotherapy and sports coaching.
The theory components cover anatomy and physiology; skill acquisition; psychology of sports performance and contemporary studies in sport. The practical elements encourage students to try a range of physical activities including team and individual sports. They select two of these to be assessed at AS and A Level. Within the AS coursework they use their knowledge gained to assess their strengths and weaknesses of performance and plan a ten week training programme on one of their assessed sports. They are able to evaluate and analyse the effects of the training programme on their performance. This is recorded and submitted as part of their coursework. In A Level, they are required to use the knowledge from all theory components to verbally assess a live performance from one of their chosen assessed sports. They critically analyse and evaluate the performance based on their understanding of anatomy and physiology, movement skills and contemporary studies in Physical Education.
Long Term Plans
The long term plans set out the programmes of study for the whole academic year and enable parents to see the topics being studied term by term.