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Physical Education A Level at Haverstock School

Course description

The Physical Education specification takes a multidisciplinary approach, encouraging the development of different methods of enquiry drawn from a wide range of disciplines. The focal point is on the performer and the performance. The specifications are based on the interaction between the theory and practice of Sport and Physical Education.

Course content

AS Level
- application of anatomical and physiological knowledge
- acquiring, performing and teaching movement skills
- contemporary studies in Physical Education

A2 Level
- exercise and sport physiology
- the response of the body to performance and training
- historical studies in physical education
- psychology of sport performance
-comparative studies in physical education

Entry requirements

6+ GCSE Grade A*–C including at least a C in GCSE Physical Education or equivalent


AS Level – Examination 2 hours = 60%, Coursework = 40%, Evaluation and Planning, Practical Performance

A2 Level Examination 2½ hours = 70%, Coursework = 30%, Evaluation and Planning, Practical Performance

Future opportunities

A Level PE leads onto many sports-related degree courses and is also valuable for medical-related courses such as occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Its wide variety of skills sets will stand you in good stead for most university courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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