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A Level Physical Education (PE)

This A Level is a suitable course for those considering careers such as physiotherapy, sports development, sports psychology, leisure management, sports science, sports therapy, PE teaching and sports coaching, as well as the armed forces. This course will provide you with the opportunity to study various topics such as applied anatomy and exercise physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition and sport psychology, sport and society and the role of technology in sport.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English Language, Mathematics and Science or Biology (Physical Education is not essential but recommended). You must also be participating in competitive sport.

Course Content

You will develop knowledge and skills to help you understand the opportunities for and effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. You will also study how we learn skills and the impact of psychological factors on performance. In addition, you will learn about the evolution of sport and society and the technological developments.

You will be given the opportunity to build on your experience and improve personal skills/techniques in a sport of your choice to improve performance. You will be assessed in one activity in the role of either a player or coach.

How will I be taught?

The aim of this course is to teach theoretical aspects of sport. This will consist of three sessions per week which will be integrated with practical sport where relevant.

How will I be assessed?

The course is 70% exam and 30% practical assessment. The practical assessments will be held at various times of the course through observation or video analysis. Revision sessions are also held in the weeks before the exam to help you with your exam preparation.

Will I need any extra equipment?

On days you have practical sessions you must bring sports kit, which includes a white t-shirt, navy or black tracksuit bottoms/shorts and trainers. Appropriate kit can be purchased through the College.

What qualifications will I get?

Upon successful completion of the A level you will be awarded an A level in Physical Education

What will it allow me to do in the future?

A good A level pass in a range of subjects will assist you to progress to higher education or appropriate employment.

Course Information

A good combination with this A level could include Biology, Psychology and/or Sociology. You must be able and willing to participate in a variety of fitness and coaching activities as well as participating in a variety of sports.

If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August in the year you start your course you should contact Admissions as fees may apply for this course. Where fees apply you may be entitled to apply for the Advanced Learner Loan.

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