Physical Education A Level at Park High School
The content has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject. This specification will create confident, independent thinkers and effective decision makers who can operate effectively as individuals or as part of a team – all skills that will enable them to stand out and effectively promote themselves as they progress through life. The examined components will provide the knowledge and understanding which underpin the nonexam assessment (NEA). The NEA within this specification allows learners to explore an activity in detail as a performer or coach, chosen from a wide variety of sporting activities. Learners will also analyse and evaluate performance in a chosen activity as part of their NEA.
This course will prepare learners for the further study of PE or sports science courses as well as other related subject areas such as psychology, sociology and biology. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry.
GCSE grades (minimum) required to enrol on this course:
Grade 6 or above at GCSE Sport Science Grade 6 or above at GCSE Biology Grade 5 in English Language Grade 5 in Mathematics
Performance in Physical Education (Non Examined Assessment)
Performance or Coaching & Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI)
Physiological factors affecting performance (120 Minute Exam)
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Psychological factors affecting performance (60 Minute Exam)
Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (60 Minute Exam)
Sport and Society
Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport
This includes progression into:
Physical Education teaching
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Park High School directly.