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Physical Education A Level at Priory School Edgbaston

Course description

The specifications will encourage students to become increasingly physically competent by:


·         developing the skills and techniques they require to perform effectively in

physical activities;

·         applying and adapting a wide range of skills and techniques effectively in

different types of physical activity;

·         developing and applying their skills in different roles, such as performer,

leader/coach and official within physical activities;

·         applying their skills in different contexts within a physical activity.


The specification will enable candidates to be informed and discerning decision-makers who understand how to be involved in physical activity through helping them to:


·         understand how they and others make the most of the opportunities and pathways available to be involved in physical activity;

·         understand and critically evaluate how contemporary products and consumer-focused influences related to physical activity affect and inform young people’s decisions about being involved in a range of physical activities;

                .           understand and critically evaluate current key influences that might                   limit or encourage young people’s involvement in physical activity

Course content

AS Level:

Students will complete three units – Unit 1 is covering physiological factors in sport, Unit 2 is psychological and socio-cultural themes in physical education. Unit 3 is sports performance in one sport and a live analysis task of another performer’s performance.


A Level:

Students will complete four units;


Unit 1 – students will have the opportunity to cover physiological factors in sport. Unit 2 is covering psychological factors in sports performance, Unit 3 is looking at socio-cultural issues within physical activity and Unit 4 is sports performance in one sport and a live analysis task of another performer’s performance. 

Entry requirements

GCSE or BTEC PE is advisable but not essential.  In addition at least a C grade in GCSE Science is required, due to the scientific nature of the course. An interest in sport is mandatory along with being a competent performer in one or more sports.


70% Theory /30% Practical

Future opportunities

·         Teaching

·         Physiotherapy

·         Coaching

·         Business in sport

·         Leisure Industry

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 November 2016

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    • We warmly welcome applications from internal and external candidates. In order to obtain admission into Priory Sixth Form, candidates must achieve a minimum of 5 A* – C grades including a minimum of a grade C in English language and mathematics. Students are also advised to choose subjects where they have achieved a grade A or B at GCSE. It is equally important for advance level study that applicants display strong self-discipline and commitment.

      Prospective pupils should complete a registration form and Sixth Form application during the Autumn term prior to taking their GCSEs. Interviews will take place early in the Spring Term and an Induction Day will be held late in the Summer Term prior to starting Priory Sixth Form. Candidates will also have the opportunity to tour the Sixth Form with a member of our senior leadership team.

      A conditional offer will be made to internal and external candidates upon receiving their predicted GCSE grades. A firm offer will be made on GCSE results day.