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Physical Education A Level at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Course description

Component 01: Physiological factors affecting performance
1.1 Applied anatomy and physiology
1.2 Exercise physiology
1.3 Biomechanics

Component 02: Psychological factors affecting performance
2.1 Skill acquisition
2.2 Sports psychology

Component 03: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport
3.1 Sport and Society
3.2 Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

Component 04: Performance in physical education
4.1 Performance or coaching of an activity
4.2 The Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement

Entry requirements

A student wishing to study physical education should have at least grade B in GCSE biology or core and additional science. There is no pre-requisite to have studied physical education at GCSE. In addition, students must be able to demonstrate a high sporting or coaching ability in an activity from the approved DfE list. It is essential that they regularly participate in their chosen activity outside school to reach this level.

Future opportunities

Students of physical education may like to consider the following university courses: sports & exercise science, physiotherapy, football studies, golf studies. For gifted sportsmen and women generous sports scholarships are available to study at US universities.

It is useful for careers in the leisure, sport, health and fitness industries; medical advisory and therapy services; the emergency services and the armed forces; teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 14 November 2016

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