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AS Level: Physical Education at Ashby School

Course description

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 
& Sport. 
For the practical component, students will be assessed in one practical 
activity and will have to complete an evaluation of performance. 

Entry requirements

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 

Future opportunities

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 
fitness trainer. 
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
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year