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Physical Education (GCE A Level) at St John Rigby College

Course description

Sport is a growth industry at all levels and studying it will open many employment avenues. Alternatively Sport is an important leisure pursuit and serves to relax and refresh us after a hard day, giving us excellent opportunities to meet new people. Study Physical Education at St John Rigby College and you will receive high quality teaching and learning in well-equipped classrooms. Whatever your practical strengths we can accommodate them to ensure you are assessed in your strongest area to maximise your marks.

Course content

The practical component of this course allows you to improve, evaluate and appreciate performance either as an individual athlete or as a team player. The theoretical units covered on the course include the academic study of anatomy and physiolgy, skill acquisition, sports, psychology, excercise physiology and socio-cultural studies.

There is a practical asssement which requires a demonstration of performace or coaching in one activity. In addidition, you will carry out an analysis of a performer and devise an action plan to imporve their performance.

Entry requirements

College entry to include GCSE science grade 4.


70% examination and 30% coursework. Coursework comprises of a practical performace in addition to a verbal analysis.

Future opportunities

A high percentage of students choose to pursue a course in Sport Science, Movement Studies or Physical Education at University. However, PE will give you a broad knowledge base and is acceptable as an entry to other courses in Higher Education. Employers in the Public or Armed Services and the Sports Industry look favourably upon this subject.

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: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: PE-AL
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