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Physical Education at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Course description

Outline A-Level Examination:

Paper 1 Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport Applied anatomy and physiology Skill acquisition Sport and society 35% Examination:

Paper 2 Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport Exercise physiology and biomechanics Sport psychology Sport and society and technology in sport 35%

Non-Examination Practical performance in physical activity and sport Students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity (written/verbal analysis of performance) 30%

Course content

The course enables the student to develop an understanding of physiological, psychological and social/cultural aspects which affect skilled performance and participation in physical education and sport. Students also learn to observe and analyse practical performance, as well as refine their own skills. Students gain the opportunity to take up leadership roles, as a coach, official or analyser. The varied course requires an interest in contemporary issues in sport, sound research skills and considerable independent learning.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B or above in Physical Education, Science and English

Future opportunities

Physical Education provides opportunities for several career paths in sport, including Sport Science, Sports Leisure and Management, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Teaching and Coaching courses at University to name but a few.

Recent students have represented England at Football, completed MAs in Exercise Science, attended Sports Academies in Australia and have gone on to become PE Teachers or Sports Coaches.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years