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Physical Education A Level at Sacred Heart Catholic College

Course description

Sacred Heart PE department has an excellent record in team sports. The achievements have placed it as one of the most successful providers in the area.

Qualification gained: General Certificate of Education A Level

Course content

The main areas of study are:

- Physiology
- Applied anatomy and Physiology Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
- Psychology - Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology Socio-cultural - Sport and Society, Technology in Sport

There are 2 written papers each 2 hours long. Each paper is worth 35%. There are a combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions, including the use of data.

In addition there is a practical performance in a physical activity and sport which is one activity and is assessed internally and by an external moderator. A written analysis and evaluation of performance is required. Both are worth 15% each.

Entry requirements

It is not a pre-requisite to have studied GCSE PE in order to study A Level PE. However, it does give candidates a foundational advantage.

A Level PE splits into two sections. The theory section is worth 70% whilst the practical section is worth 30% of the overall marks.

A grade B or higher is recommended in PE and a good ability in Biology.

Students are encouraged to assist with Primary and KS3 pupils with clubs and teams as this improves their knowledge of learning.

Future opportunities

On completion of the A Level PE course, students have an ever-growing number of Higher Education and career choices open to them relating to the field of Physical Education and Sport.

There are University courses ranging from Sports Science to Sports Equipment Technology and careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sacred Heart Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2017
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