AS Level: Physical Education at Ashby School
Ashby School also offers a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport as a post-16 option.
When you apply, your teachers will be able to advise you which course is best suited to you.
Students who have undertaken GCSE PE at Key Stage 4 need to achieve at least a C to follow either course. Students who have taken BTEC PE at Key Stage 4
will only be allowed to opt for the BTEC course at Key Stage 5 unless
their teacher advises otherwise. Students will need at least a Level 2
Students who have not taken either will be considered if they meet the general entry requirements.
The AS course provides in depth study of many factors surrounding sport and
Physical Education with a practical and coursework element which is
worth 30 per cent of the final marks.
Theoretical modules that will be covered include – Applied Anatomy &
Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Skill Acquisition, Sports
Psychology, Sport & Society and Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
For the practical component, students will be assessed in one practical
activity and will have to complete an evaluation of performance.
All students wishing to enter the Sixth Form must achieve at least five GCSEs at grades A* to C, including mathematics and English language.
To study PE, students must have a C or above in GCSE Additional Science
and be able to demonstrate participation in sporting activities. Students do
not have to have taken GCSE PE but, if so, should have achieved a grade
Students can take this course to complement other A level courses such as
biology. The course could lead to higher education in areas of sport
studies, recreation, exercise and science or more general higher education
With further training, students may choose a career related to physical
education such as becoming a physiotherapist, teacher or exercise and
Some students choose to go straight into employment.
This is a recognised qualification that will help students to develop the
skills, understanding and knowledge sought by many employers across a
range of industries, especially in the sporting and health sectors.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashby School directly.
Last updated date: 27 November 2015