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Physical Education AS at Bullers Wood School

Course description

It is the aim of the Physical Education syllabus to develop the sporting knowledge and practical ability of the individual. By using this knowledge it is hoped that you are able to analyse and understand the many complex issues involved in sport today! You will definitely improve your performance in your chosen sport! You will follow a one year AS Level course which consists of two units: Unit 1 Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle Unit 2 Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in adopted roles. You may then continue your study with the A2 course for a further year: Assessment At AS Level: 60% of AS marks: Unit 1: a 2 hour written paper 40% of AS marks: Unit 2: coursework

Entry requirements

Students need to gain 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English Language and Mathematics, with a least a B in this subject if taken at GCSE

Future opportunities

You have the opportunity to move on to careers in the Leisure Services, Leisure Management, Physiotherapy, Physical Education Teaching, Personal Trainers, Coaches, Sports Development and Sports Journalism. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Science or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Sport and Physical Education, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Sport Studies, Recreation, Exercise and Science or more general higher education courses. With further training you could go into a job related to Sport and Physical Education such as a Physiotherapist, Teacher, Exercise or Fitness Trainer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the sporting and health sectors.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bullers Wood School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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