Physical Education A Level at Settle College
This qualification will be taught over two years. The AS element is made up of two mandatory units: Unit G451: An introduction to Physical Education, which is externally assessed, and Unit G452: Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education, which is externally set, internally assessed and externally moderated. Together they form 50% of the corresponding four unit Advanced Level. In year 2, the Advanced Level is made up of two mandatory units at AS and two further units at A2: Unit G453: Principles and concepts across different areas of Physical Education, which is externally assessed, and Unit G454: The improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education, which is externally set, internally assessed and externally moderated.
5 GCSE’s at grade C or above – a grade B or above in Science with a GCSE in PE at grade B or above or a BTEC Sport at Distinction. Students will also be expected to be practically able in at least two different sports and to be willing to commit to a ten week coaching/umpiring/officiating course.
Students may choose to go into Higher Education on one of the many degree courses now emerging in sports development or the more established areas of leisure management, sports science/fitness and teaching PE. Other possible career paths may include employment in sporting facilities such as fitness gyms or football development centres, or as swimming instructors or sports and community development officers. This is also good an appropriate course if you want to join the public services or armed forces.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Settle College directly.