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Physical Education AS & A Level at Durham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

A-level Physical Education aims to introduce students to the factors that influence the world of sport in terms of participation and improving performance.

The specification requires students to be assessed both in theory and practice so a reasonable standard of performance is required. There is no requirement for students to have studied GCSE PE.

Course content

AS Level:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology

A2 Level:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology

Entry requirements

There are a range of courses and pathways available to you at Durham Sixth Form Centre depending on your GCSE results and academic profile. In order to enrol with us as a student, you must have the minimum of 5 A*-C GCSE grades (or equivalent). In addition, individual subjects have specific entry requirements, which will be discussed with you during the application and enrolment process. Students who do not achieve a grade C or above (or numerical equivalent) in GCSE English and/or mathematics will be required to continue studying these subjects at Durham Sixth Form Centre.

If you do not meet our entry requirements but are still keen to study at Durham Sixth Form Centre, please contact us to discuss your options.

Assessment

AS Level

  • Written exam: 2 hours 70% of AS
  • Practical performance and analysis of performance 30% of AS

A Level

  • Written exam: 2x 2 hours 70% of A2
  • Practical performance and analysis of performance 30% of A2

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2017
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    • Durham Sixth Form Centre is located in Durham City Centre next to Gala Square and Freeman’s Quay. We are a couple of minutes walk from both the bus station and the railway station. Our students enjoy having all of the city centre facilities, shops, restaurants, the city library, cinema and theatre on our doorstep. In the city itself, students find a host of lively cultural, social and educational advantages and facilities. The galleries, exhibitions, museums and book shops all play their part in enriching the student experience. A large public car-park is directly opposite and adjacent to Durham Sixth Form Centre’s main entrance.