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A Level: Physical Education (PE) at De Lisle College

Course description

Physical Education is an active subject where pupils are encouraged to contribute positively in all lessons. There are opportunities for pupils to take part in practical and theoretical sessions.

At De Lisle, Physical Education has been a successful A level subject for a number of years. Over the two years there are a range of topics covered, this provides the students with a broad range of knowledge about the different areas in Physical Education and Sport. A level Physical Education can lead to a variety of careers and further education prospects. Students can go on to study Physical Education and/or sport at higher education. They can also pursue a career in sport e.g. Sports coaching.

Course content

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed?

  • Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Section B: Skill acquisition
  • Section C: Sport and society

How it is assessed: Written exam: 2 hours (105 marks, 35% of A-level)

 

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed?

  • Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics
  • Section B: Sport psychology
  • Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

How it is assessed: Written exam: 2 hours (105 marks, 35% of A-level)

 

In Year 2 you will be required to undertake 2 written exams (Paper 1 & Paper 2)

Non-exam assessment (NEA): Practical performance in one physical activity and sport

How it is assessed: Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.

Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

Internal assessment, external moderation (90 marks, 30% of A-level)

 

 

 

Entry requirements

To be accepted into De Lisle College Sixth Form students need to achieve 4 grade 4's and 2 grade 5's. A minimum of grade 4 in English and Maths is recommended.

Additionally, this subject requires:

Minimum grade 5 in GCSE Physical Education.

Assessment

For more information please visit the De Lisle Sixth Form curriculum website.

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Future opportunities

A level Physical Education can lead to a variety of careers and further education prospects. Students can go on to study Physical Education and/or sport at higher education. They can also pursue a career in sport e.g. Sports coaching.

Further information

The College holds an ‘Into the Sixth Form Evening’ in November, where prospective students can find out more about the course. Otherwise further information on this course can be obtained by contacting De Lisle.

 

Applications can be made online via the De Lisle Sixth Form website

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Lisle College directly.

Last updated date: 07 October 2018
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