Grade 4 at GCSE Sports Science. If not previously studied students need at least a Grade 4 in Additional Science. Students must be proficient in ONE practical area from the Department for Education list of approved sports. Please ask if you are unsure.
WHAT IS THE COURSE CONTENT AND HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
70% – External examination based upon the theory. 30% – Practical Assessment.
COMPONENT 1: PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE Focuses on key systems of the human body involved in movement and physical activity and the changes within these systems prior to, during & after exercise. COMPONENT 2: PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE Focuses on the psychological factors affecting physical activities and sports, including: theories that affect learning and performance in physical activities; training and feedback; group dynamics and goal setting. Students will gain an understanding of the psychological factors that influence performance in sport. COMPONENT 3: SOCIO-CULTURAL AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES Focuses on the sociological and contemporary factors that influence and affect physical activity and sport including: society & culture; the Olympic movement and modern technology. COMPONENT 4: PERFORMANCE WITHIN PHYSICAL EDUCATION Candidates perform or coach a sport or activity from the approved DfE list Candidates complete an Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI) where learners will identify and justify the major area of weakness within the performance to prioritise for improvement. This will include a proposed long term (2-3 months) development plan to improve the area of performance identified.
“I’VE MISSED MORE THAN 9000 SHOTS IN MY CAREER. I’VE LOST ALMOST 300 GAMES. 26 TIMES, I’VE BEEN TRUSTED TO TAKE THE GAME WINNING SHOT AND MISSED. I’VE FAILED OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN MY LIFE. THAT IS WHY I SUCCEED”
MICHAEL JORDAN NBA LEGEND
ST NICHOLAS EXTRA:
The Physical Education Department is a successful and vibrant part of the school. It offers all sixth formers the opportunity to take part in both competitive and recreational sport every Wednesday afternoon. Sixth formers can contribute to the school and wider community through leadership, officiating and organisation roles with the lower school in a variety of sports. This can add tremendous value to any applications such as UCAS Forms, apprenticeships, internships and personal statements.