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Christ the King Sixth Form College

Physical Education

A Level

"Studying PE at A Level has been a real challenge, but one that I have enjoyed. Focusing on the theory aspect of PE has highlighted to me the scientific nature of the subject."

What will I study?

This course equips students with knowledge, understanding and skills relating to the scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education. Students will analyse how physiological and psychological states affect performance and will deepen their understanding of the key socio-cultural factors that influence people's involvement in sport.

Key topics include:

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sport and Society
  • Biomechanical Movement
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport and Society and the role of Technology in Physical Activity and Sport

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English (Grade 9-5) and GCSE Science (Grade 9-5). GCSE PE is preferable, but not essential.
Students should be playing sport to a high standard and for a local competitive sports club.

How will I be assessed?

All candidates will be assessed on their ability to perform as well as their ability to analyse relevant core skills and techniques as a performer, official or coach within a fully competitive situation. Assessment is through externally set examinations as well as through practical work and coursework.

Where will A Level Physical Education lead me?

This is an excellent course to study if you want to progress to university to study PE, Sports Science or a recreation degree. It also leads naturally to careers in Sports, Coaching, Leisure Management or careers in the Fitness industry.