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Physical Education A Level at Trinity Catholic High School

Course description

Unit 1: Key systems of the human body involved in physical activity, interpretation of data and graphs.
Unit 2: Psychological factors affecting physical activity and sports, application of theories to practical examples
Unit 3: Sociological and contemporary factors that influence physical activity and how sport affects society. How sports have evolved over time as well as technology and its influence on performance.
Unit 4: Coursework: Performance in 1 sport from the approved list of sports. Spoken exam analysing a sports performance and devising a viable action plan using theoretical principles to underpin your responses.

Entry requirements

6 GCSE grades A*-C including Mathematics at level 5, and level 5 in English Language and grade B in Science. GCSE PE is useful, but not essential – if taken, a grade B should have been achieved.


1 x 2 hour exam (30%) Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics
1 x 1 hour exam (20%) Sports Psychology
1 x 1 hour exam (20%) Socio-cultural issues in Sport.
Practical performance (15%)
Observation and Evaluation spoken exam (15%)

Future opportunities

The course can lead to a PE teaching degree, Sports Science, Leisure Management, Sports Psychology, Sports Coaching and all Leisure related degrees.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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