"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.
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