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Physical Education A Level at Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College

Course description

A-level PE is perfect for students who want to develop their own personal sport within a rigorous A-level course. The theoretical aspects of the course look at applied anatomy and exercise physiology, biomechanical movement, skill acquisition, sport psychology, sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport. A-level PE will also develop students’ knowledge and understanding of their own practical performance, ensuring effective and efficient performance. If you play sport to a high level and want to develop a greater understanding of your sport and how to improve your performance then A-level PE is for you!

Course content

- Unit 1: Exploring concepts in physical education
- Unit 2: Evaluation physical education and sport
- Unit 3: Improving personal performance in physical education

Entry requirements

Grade 4 at GCSE English and Maths, grade B at GCSE Science


This course is assessed through examinations (70%), practical sports performance (15%) and investigative research (15%)

Future opportunities

Combined with A-level subjects such as Biology, Sociology and Psychology, you will be equipped to study Sport Science related degrees such as sport management, sport therapy, teaching, sport coaching and physiotherapy. Careers exist in a range of sports industries, from sports development and coaching, to sales, marketing and media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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