Physical Education A Level at Bacon's College
A Level Physical Education focuses on participation and performance in physical activity as part of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle.
The main components of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle are: physical activity, diet/energy balance, work/life balance, mental health, abstinence from smoking, adherence to recommended levels of alcohol consumption, sexual health awareness.
Physical activity is an essential and integral component of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle. As such, physical activity has an impact on many of the other components just as the other components have an impact upon participation and performance in physical activity. Not all of these other components, however, directly influence participation and performance in physical activity. Candidates will be made aware of the effects of those that do.
For the purpose of the course, the term physical activity will encompass activities undertaken in Physical Education, sport, physical recreation, outdoor education/recreation and exercise. It will not include those activities deemed to be part of daily living, i.e. Lifestyle activities.
This course enables candidates to achieve the Physical Education subject criteria aims by: increasing their physical competence, developing their involvement and effectiveness in physical activity, enabling them to become informed and discerning decision-makers in relation to their and others’ involvement in physical activity.
The course programme requires candidates to apply the knowledge acquired in to their chosen practical activities. This contextualises their understanding and improves their own and others’ performance. This knowledge also informs their appreciation of the relationship that exists between the three components of performance (skills, body and mind readiness and strategy/composition) and enables progressive development in the effectiveness and efficiency of their performance.
Anatomy and Physiology (Basic Concepts of Biomechanics and The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems)
Acquiring Movement Skills
Practically students have to take 2 sports from 2 different areas.
EPIP (Evaluating Practical skills in PE).
Anatomy and Physiology
Practically students take 1 sport which they did at AS.
E&A (Evaluation and Appreciation of Performance)
Students must achieve 5A*-C grades at GCSE, including English, Maths and Science. Candidates would normally be expected to have successfully completed a GCSE in Physical Education achieving a minimum grade ‘B’, but a ‘B’ grade would be favourable across all subjects.
Physical Education, at both AS and A-Level provide a suitable foundation for specialist study in both Physical Education and Sports Studies in higher education and are also suitable qualifications for other areas of study.
The specifications provide an excellent foundation for candidates intending to pursue careers in teaching and coaching, sports development, the leisure industry, recreational management, health, leisure and fitness and professional sport.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.