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Physical Education A Level at Upton Hall F C J

Course description

A Level PE expands on many of the ideas and concepts already encountered in GCSE PE. It provides a transition for those intending to study related courses in Higher Education and for others who do not wish to go on to further study, it provides a balanced, broad based course, worthwhile in its own right. The course aims to develop the students’ understanding of the factors influencing performance, the skills needed to analyse, evaluate and improve performance, and the capacity to think critically about the factors in performance.

Entry requirements

If GCSE PE has been studied, you should have achieved at least a grade B. A grade B in GCSE Biology is also recommended.



1. An introduction to Physical Education. Consists of Anatomy &Physiology- Acquiring and performing movement skills and Socio Cultural Aspects
2. Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education Practical performance in 2 sports


1. Principles and concepts across different areas of Physical Education. Consists of Exercise Physiology, Psychology of Sport and Historical Aspects
2. The improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities. Practical performance of one sport

Future opportunities

Students who complete this course successfully will not only have developed the practical and analytical skills to study, but will also possess the transferable skills of communication, confidence, co-operation and self-discipline. These skills are not only invaluable in all employment areas of Physical Education, performance and administration, but are essential skills in a wide range of occupations. A-Level PE is recognised by all Universities as a full academic A-Level. Universities today offer a vast array of sports degrees. Sports science, sports therapy, sports coaching and physiotherapy to name just a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Hall F C J directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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      Directions To get to Upton Hall School:

      From the M53 Northbound: Leave M53 at Junction 2. Continue straight on at the roundabout onto the Upton by-pass (A5027). At the next roundabout turn left onto Old Greasby Road. Take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From West Kirby: Head towards Black Horse Hill. Follow Black Horse Hill down and bear left onto Saughall Massie Road. Follow signs up to Upton Village. From Old Greasby Road take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Birkenhead: Head towards Upton Village. The school is located just beyond the traffic lights in the middle of Upton Village. Take Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Heswall:  Head towards Arrowe Park Hospital. Continue pas the Hospital along Arrowe Park Road (A551) towards Upton Village. Continue up the hill into Upton and at the traffic lights turn left into Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.