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Physical Education A Level at Bishop Challoner Catholic College

Course description

What will I learn?

The theory content of the course focuses on the following topics on which you will be examined: Applied Anatomy and Physiology Exercise Physiology Biomechanics Skill Acquisition Sport Psychology Sport and Society

Entry requirements

The vast majority of the A-Level PE course is the study of theory work. Students must have a conscientious and committed approach to their studies to be successful.

Students need to be able to assimilate information, analyse this information and apply it to relevant sporting and healthy active lifestyle examples. 

Students need to be playing one sport to a good standard (club/county) outside of school.

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Assessment in A-Level PE has three strands:

Written exams on the theory content

Practical assessment in one sport as a coach or performer

Coursework assessment on evaluation of performance for improvement

AS Level Assessment Overview

Two exams on (70%):

Physiological factors affecting performance

Psychological and socio-cultural themes in physical education

Performance in physical education (30%):

Performance or coaching in one sport

Evaluation of Performance for Improvement

A Level Assessment Overview

Three exams on (70%):

Physiological factors affecting performance

Psychological factors affecting performance

Socio-cultural issues in physical education

Performance in physical education (30%):

Performance or coaching in one sport Evaluation 

Analysis of Performance for Improvement

Please be advised the above content and assessment overviews are based on the exam board’s draft specifications awaiting final confirmation and so are liable to small changes.

Future opportunities

Where can my qualifications take me?

A-Level Physical Education will prepare you excellently for University studies of Sport and Physical Education.

Furthermore the course will prepare you for employment in the sports and leisure sector including jobs such as a sports scientist, teacher, coach or physiotherapist.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 year

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