AQA published its new AS and A-level specifications in June 2015 in draft form.
On its website, AQA state that they expect feedback from Ofqual on their submission during Autumn 2015, but as yet nothing has appeared to suggest that the draft specification has been accredited or whether Ofqual has insisted on changes.
Students may choose to write about one cause / corrective measure (to show depth of knowledge) or may choose to discuss more than one relevant cause / corrective measure (to show breadth and depth).
All causes and corrective measures must be from the theory content.
The theoretical content is again 80-90% the same as now, except for: • Whiting’s Information Processing model • Baddeley and Hitch’s working memory model • Biomechanics units, definitions and equations • Dynamic fluid force, drag and the Bernoulli principle • Vealey’s model of self-confidence.
• Psychological skills training (PST) as cognitive stress management technique • Data analysis and sports analytics So where does that leave us?
The analysis may be written, as the vast majority currently are, or presented via a combination of written and verbal explanation, e.g.
expanding on a Power Point presentation through a recorded interview.
The main points about the AQA specification is that AS is now a separate qualification from A-level, with AS marks making no contribution to A-level.
As a requirement from Ofqual, and in what appears to be an afterthought, the AS and A-level specifications are co-teachable.