Physical Education

A Level

Thinking of becoming a Physiotherapist or a Teacher? Aiming to manage a Gym? Wanting to become a Personal Trainer? Wanting to influence the diet and exercise habits of the nation? Fascinated by the human body? Studying other sciences? Or do you just want to understand the why behind sports performance?

If so, A Level Physical Education is for you.

The course will focus on the application of knowledge and provide students with the opportunity to develop transferable skills for employment and further study.

70% Examination
30% Coursework

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THE PE DEPARTMENT AT WYKE SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

Physical Education, Sport and Dance has always played an important role here at Wyke Sixth Form College, and although we are not a sports college we have twice been crowned “National Sports College of the year”. Students acquire so many experiences from competing in National championships to competing against fellow students in an intra-tutor league, whatever the level and capability, there is something for everyone. The Sports Department has seen exceptional success both academically and competitively. Not only does the department offer both A Level and BTEC courses to accommodate a number of students across all assessment methods it is also ranked in the top one percent nationally.

Subjects are taught by A Level and BTEC Level 3 specialist teachers and the coaching staff are of the highest calibre. Each member of staff is trained and dedicated to not only reach academic success but also reach the highest accolade possible when it comes to competing. In 2019 the department won a Pearson National Teaching Award and were announced best FE teaching team in the country.

COURSE DETAILS

70% theoretical examinations:

A total of four hours assessment split over three examination papers. These will be taken at the end of the two year course in a wide range of questioning styles including; single mark, short answer and extended response questions.

30% Coursework:

You will be assessed in one practical performance, as either a coach or a performer in an activity. You will also be required to analyse a sporting performance in the form of a verbal assessment

Component 1: Physiological Factors In Sport

Examination 1 – 2 Hours (30%)

This focuses on the key systems of the human body involved in movement and physical activity and understanding the changes within these body systems during exercise.

Component 2: Psychological Factors In Sport

Examination 2 – 1 Hour (20%)

This focuses on the psychological factors affecting sport, including; models and theories that affect learning ; how different methods of training and feedback work and why their effectiveness differs from person to person.

Component 3: Socio-Cultural Issues in Sport 

Examination 2 – 1 Hour (20%)

This focuses on the sociological and contemporary issues that influence and affect physical activity and sport for both the audience and the performer, and how sport affects society.

Component 4: NEA (Non-Examined Assessment)

Coursework (30%)

Students will be assessed in either a performance or coaching role in their chosen sport, for which you must be competing regularly in you chosen sport, Alongside this, you will also complete a verbal analysis of a performer in your chosen sport, analysing their strengths and weaknesses, and suggesting a suitable training programme.

Sports to Be Assessed In For Component 4

Amateur boxing

Association football

Athletics

Badminton

Basketball

Camogie

Canoeing

Cricket

Cycling

Track or road cycling

Dance

Diving

Platform diving

Equestrian

Golf

Gaelic football

Gymnastics

Handball

Hockey

Hurling

Kayaking

Lacrosse

Netball

Rock climbing

Rowing

Rugby league

Rugby union Sculling

Skiing / Snowboarding

Squash

Swimming

Table Tennis

Tennis

Trampolining

Volleyball

Blind cricket

Boccia

Goal ball

Powerchair football

Polybat

Table cricket

Wheelchair basketball

Wheelchair rugby

COURSE ENRICHMENT AND TRIPS

Throughout the course, all students will experience an array of opportunities that will both enhance their knowledge as well as gaining invaluable insights that may shape future pathways. Opportunities will include visits to a variety of universities, guest speakers from local employers, hands-on practical work experience,  on-site massage clinic, clinical experience for University of Hull, external sports coaching opportunities and many more.

DEPARTMENTAL ENRICHMENT

Sport Enrichment is open to anyone who would like to try new things, meet people or just exercise. Wyke is nationally renowned for its sporting excellence – twice winners of “Sports College of the Year”. All students have the opportunity to take part in sport even at a recreational level and the College Study programme enables students to play a vast amount of different sports. Please see additional sport enrichment leaflet for further information.

PHYSIOTHERAPY PROGRAMME

At Wyke we recognise that applications for Physiotherapy are particularly competitive and over the past three years we have supported so many students to gain places onto these courses at university. In addition to the careers and UCAS advice in college, we offer an established programme to support students considering applying for Physiotherapy. Staff in the PE Department work closely with colleagues in Careers, UCAS and the NHS to ensure students are well advised about their applications and receive the guidance needed to make a competitive application. Whether this is extra individual subject support to secure top grades, help locating work experience, receiving a Physiotherapist mentor from the trust, information on how to apply to university or preparation for interview, Wyke Sixth Form College will be there at each stage of your career journey.

“FE TEACHING TEAM OF THE YEAR 2019” AT THE NATIONAL TEACHING AWARDS IN LONDON

The National Teaching Awards were set up to recognise and celebrate excellence in education on a UK-wide basis. Run by the Teaching Awards Trust and supported by Pearson and the BBC, they are the UK’s most prestigious celebration of transformational teaching. The Awards honour exceptional teaching and culminate in a glittering awards ceremony televised by the BBC. Judges wrote about the department: “Whatever it takes”, “No one size fits all”, “Above and beyond”, are some of the ways that this Hull college’s Sports, PE & Dance Department identify their values and beliefs.

Twice winners of regional “Sports College of the Year” and runners-up to the national title, the team has gained recognition for its outstanding commitment to students, the community, the college and its passion for sport, health and fitness. The newly formed dance team recently won the “That’s Showbiz” national title in the UK’s largest dance competition. Everyone at Wyke goes above and beyond timetable commitments in a culture of aspiration and achievement.

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