Physical Education - A2

L3 Level 3
Full Time
7 September 2020 — 11 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This Physical Education – A2 Level is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. 

It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The course will enable learners to:

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance.
  • Understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance.
  • Understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.
  • Understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport.
  • Refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas.
  • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance.
  • Understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness.
  • Improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

What you will study

There is one end of year assessment; a practical assessment as a performer, a coach and official in one sport, production of a personal performance profile.

After studying units 1 and 2 at AS, the A2 course covers:

A2 Unit 3: Evaluating physical education

  • Written examination: 2 hours; 36% of qualification

A2 Unit 4: Refining personal performance in physical education

  • Non-exam assessment;  24% of qualification

Practical performance in one activity as a player/performer, coach or official is assessed, also investigative research

Teaching and assessment

Written exam and practical assessment

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

7 September 2020

End date

11 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

4.5 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

A2CC3F39
L3

Qualification

WJEC Level 3 Advanced GCE in Physical Education

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