Specification at a glance

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Subject content

Assessments

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

Section A: Applied physiology

Section B: Skill acquisition and sports psychology

Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 84 marks
  • 70% of AS

Questions

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (28 marks)
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (28 marks)
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (28 marks)

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.

Plus:

written/verbal analysis of performance.

How it's assessed

  • Internal assessment, external moderation
  • 90 marks
  • 30% of AS