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A Level Physical Education at Bournemouth School for Girls

Course description

This course will appeal to anyone who has an ACTIVE interest in sport. It is a suitable course for careers such as Physiotherapy, Sports Centre/Leisure Industry, PE Teaching, Professional Sports Coaching, Armed Forces, Police, Nursing etc.


This A level is accepted as a qualifying A level by all universities.

Course content

AS Level

UNIT 1 Description of Subject Content

Participation in Sport and Recreation
Section 1 – Health and Active Lifestyles
Section 2 – Opportunities and Pathways

UNIT 2 Description of Subject Content

Coursework Unit – The Critical Sports Performer
Section 1 – Personal Performance
(Leader, player and official – select two roles)
Section 2 – Local Study
Section 3 – National Study
Section 4 – Performance Analysis

A2 Level

UNIT 3 Description of Subject Content

Preparation for Optimum Performance
Section 1 – Short Term Preparation
Section 2 – Long Term Preparation
Section 3 – Managing Elite Performance

UNIT 4 Description of Subject Content

Coursework Unit
The Developing Sports Performer
Section 1 – Development Plan
Section 2 – International Study
Section 3 – Progressive Performance
Section 4 – Life Plan

Entry requirements

It is imperative that you should be enthusiastic and interested in sport, with good practical skills as this is an important part of the syllabus, have a commitment to academic study and the ability to express yourself fluently on paper. You will be examined on your practical ability in Unit 2. It is essential you are leading/officiating/performing or competing regularly in a sport at first team/county standard or above. A minimum of Mathematics, English Language, PE and Science at GCSE (grade A*-B) is necessary.

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 Bournemouth School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015
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