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Physical Education (A Level) at Wath Comprehensive School: A Language College

Course description

The content of this course has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education (PE) in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity, in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject

This new specification reflects an increased emphasis on the scientific study of Sport, to reflect the increasingly scientific approach to Sport in today's society.

Course content

THEORETICALLY students will:

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance;
  • understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance;
  • understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people‚Äôs involvement in physical activity and sport;
  • understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport.

PRACTICALLY students will:

  • refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas;
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance;
  • understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness.

Entry requirements

GCSE Physical Education or BTEC (First) Sport is an advantage, but not an essential requirement for the study of Physical Education at A Level.

Assessment

Theoretical Assessment

The A Level builds upon the scientific knowledge learnt at KS4, of Anatomy and Exercise Physiology [including Biomechanics] - Assessment 30% of the total A Level in a two hour paper.

However it is a broad ranging A Level which also comprises study in other areas such as:

  • Skill Acquisition, Psychology of Sport - Assessment 20% of the total A Level in a one hour paper].
  • Socio Cultural and Contemporary Issues in Sport - Assessment 20% of the total A Level in a one hour paper.

Practical Assessment

Te practical unit comprises:

  • Performance or Coaching in one activity area;
  • an Oral Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement.

Assessment - 30% of the total A Level through coursework.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Science to prepare for higher education in areas of Sport Studies, Recreation, Exercise and Science or more general higher education courses. With further training you could go into a job related to Physical Education such as a Physiotherapist, Teacher, Exercise or Fitness Trainer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the sporting sectors.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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 July 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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