PE A Level Course Content

Year Term 1Term 2Term 3
Year 12Socio-Cultural Studies:
- Historical Studies.
- 20th & 21st Century Sport.

Physiological:
- Joints, movements and muscles.
- Roles of muscles and types of contraction.
- Analysis of movement.
- Skeletal muscle contraction.
- Muscle fibre types.
- Cardiovascular system at rest.
- Cardiovascular system during exercise.

Psychological:
- Classification of skills.
- Types and methods of practice.
- Transfer of skills.
- Theories of learning.
- Stages of learning.
Socio-Cultural Studies:
- Olympics.
- Ethics in Sport.
- Deviance in Sport.

Physiological:
- Respiratory system at rest.
- Respiratory system during exercise.
- ATP.
- Energy systems.
- The energy continuum.
- The recovery process.

Psychological:
- Guidance.
- Feedback.
- Memory models.
Socio-Cultural Studies:
- Commercialisation.
- Media & Golden Triangle.

Physiological:
- Exercise at altitude.
- Exercise in the heat.
- Diet and nutrition.
- Ergogenic aids.

Psychological:
- Memory models.
- Individual differences.
Year 13Social-Cultural Studies:
- Sporting Excellence.
- Modern Technology.

Physiological:
- Aerobic training.
- Strength training.
- Flexibility training.
- Periodisation.
- Impact of training on lifestyle diseases.

Psychological:
- Group dynamics.
- Goal setting.
- Attribution.
- Confidence and self-efficacy.

EAPI
Biomechanics:
- Newton’s Laws.
- Levers.
- Technology.
- Motion.
- Mechanics.

Physiological:
- Acute and chronic injuries.
- Injury prevention.
- Responding to injuries.
- Rehabilitation of injury.

Psychological:
- Leadership in sport.
- Stress management.

Practical & EAPI marks finalised.
Revision.