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PE A Level at Aston University Engineering Academy

Course description

A Level PE at AUEA is a highly commendable course. Competent scientists who possess a keen interest in improving sporting performance are ideal candidates to study A Level PE. Students will study the scientific art of movement from a practical and theoretical perspective. They will examine and appreciate the different factors that affect human behaviour and performance. The Physiological factors and the mechanics of performance in Sport and Physical Education, the psychological factors influencing behaviour in sport and the historical and cultural aspects of participation in sports are all areas that will be covered. To support the specialisms at AUEA, this course will also make strong links with Engineering and Science.

Course Structure:
The course at AS will include –
- Anatomy and physiology
- Skill acquisition
- Social studies in sport and Physical Education.

The course at A2 Level will include –
- Sport Psychology
- Exercise Physiology
- Comparative studies.

Course content

ABOUT A Level PE at AUEA is a highly commendable course. Competent scientists who possess a keeninterest in improving sporting performance are ideal candidates to study A Level PE. Students will study the scientific art of movement from a practical and theoretical perspective. They will examine and appreciate the different factors that affect human behaviour and performance. The Physiological factors and the mechanics of performance in Sport and Physical Education, the psychological factors influencing behaviour in sport and the historical and cultural aspects of participation in sports are all areas that willbe covered. To support the specialisms at AUEA,this course will also make strong links with Engineering and Science.

The course at AS will include –
- Anatomy and physiology
- Skill acquisition
- Social studies in sport and Physical Education.

The course at A2 Level will include –
- Sport Psychology
- Exercise Physiology
- Comparative studies.

Entry requirements


GCSE Grade 5 A*-C - minimum grade of B in mathematics and science subjects

Assessment

ASSESSMENT It is important to state that A Level PE includes a high percentage of theory lessons and the assessment of the course is weighted towards written examinations. In the first year, students will be required to specialise in two practical activities and specialise in one during year two. In light of this, students who play, coach or officiate at a club standard

Future opportunities

Career Pathways Physical Education is an increasingly popular areaof study and can lead to further study and careersin leisure, recreation, science, engineering and teaching. It is a course that can complement other areas of study at AUEA, such as engineering,biology, physics and chemistry.

Further information

Contact Cathy Bedney, Subject leader for PE and Sport email 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aston University Engineering Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Web url: www.auea.co.uk

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Helen Walklett
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0121 380 0572
    • Email address:
    • admissions@auea.co.uk

Venues

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    • We are the first major university sponsored University Technical College in the country, combining the very best education for academic and technical skills, in our state of the art building in the heart of the city of Birmingham, next to the Aston University campus.

      At Aston University Engineering Academy, we have a unique focus on engineering and science that we enhance through our strong links with local and national industrial partners. Working in partnership enables us to deliver an exciting and relevant engineering and science focused curriculum. It also enables work-based experience for all our students as well as a pool of mentors and role models to support and enhance the academic curriculum.

       "Engineering and science excellence for 14-19 year olds in Birmingham."