Students will study how humans physically and mentally learn how to perform in a sporting situation and how coaches can use this information to optimise athletes’ training and performances.
These theory components are worth 70%, it is important to understand that this new exam course places far greater emphasis on the theory elements. Therefore, whilst students are guided through the practical component, it will be assessed outside of lesson time. Students will be required to collect film evidence of their performances within formal, recognised competitions (eg. Club training is not permitted as film evidence).
Students will also need to be aware that the new approved list of sports has been reduced from previous exam courses so it is important that they check their sport is included.