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Exam Board: AQA

Courses based on this specification should encourage students to:

  • be inspired, motivated and challenged, and enable them to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career pathways
  • develop knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and well-being
  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
  • understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport
  • perform effectively in different physical activities 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 in physical activity and sport
  • understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being
  • understand key socio-cultural influences which can affect people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.


Assessment: Paper 1 and Paper 2 exams (1hr 15 min each) = 40%, Practical assessment in 3 sports = 30% and Coursework = 10%

Enrichment Opportunities

Visits to University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, visit to Body worlds, opportunity to work closely with academy coaches to develop practical assessment



Year 10

Terms 1 and 2

Health, fitness and well-being

The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

Terms 3 and 4

Movement analysis

Applied anatomy and physiology

Terms 5 and 6

Sports Psychology


Year 11

Terms 1 and 2

Physical Training

Socio-Cultural influence

Terms 3 and 4

Practical assessment

Revision & Exam Skills

Terms 5 and 6

Revision and Exam skills

External Exams (exact date TBA by exam board)