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Physical Education and Sport

At Chapeltown Academy we have excellent facilities for sports and recreation and are wanting to offer a new A Level subject that will make the most of these.

It is well established in the media that sport and exercise are beneficial and promote a healthy lifestyle but often what is missed is the benefits to the brain. The increase in heart rate and hormone levels is conducive to helping keep the brain fit and healthy.

An A Level in PE and Sport is based in the Science Faculty as a lot of the content has a scientific foundation.

Subject content

Assessments are carried out regularly but the formal external examinations will take part at the end of year 2 with two papers and a practical element.

Paper 1

Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Skill Acquisition, Sport and Society – 2 Hours (35%)

Paper 2

Exercise physiology and Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Sport and Society and Technology in Sport – 2 Hours (35%)

Practical Element

Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity plus a written/verbal analysis of performance. – Internal Assessment and External Moderation (30%)

PE and Sport is not currently being taught at Chapeltown Academy. However the course will run in September 2018 providing there is sufficient interest. If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.