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Sir Graham Balfour School PE A Level Pearson (Block A) at The Stafford Partnership

Course description

Overview

Physical Education is a satellite subject; therefore we work alongsideother Physical Education departments in Stafford. The base school willdepend on numbers taking the subject from each school. Historically,P.E. staff at Sir Graham Balfour have had a major input in the teachingof this subject.Sport is an institution and, through the study of its position in society,students will address issues that will enable them to formulate valuesand beliefs as well as appreciating those of other people.During the AS and A2 Physical Education course, students will build uponthe skills, knowledge and understanding gained at Key Stage 4 and GCSEP.E. Students will study various aspects of sport, including, Social,global, anatomy and physiology and skill. Alongside this, practicalperformance and understanding of performance analysis will bedeveloped. Students are expected to take an active part during lessons,working individually, in pairs or small groups. Homework tasks willinclude research, reading around the subject, planning, writing essaysand practical performance, thus, requiring a high level of commitment,self-discipline and a strong work ethic.

AS Course:

Course Content

Unit 1:Part one: what constitutes a healthy and active lifestyle; Parttwo: Development of students knowledge and understanding of howcompetitive sport has developed overtime.

Unit 2:Students will participate in two sports/ activities, taking on oneor two roles (performer, leader and official). Students are expected torecord everything they do as a portfolio. Students will also need tocomplete written coursework in the form of a local study, national studyand Performance analysis.

If you progress to A2 you will study:

Unit 3:Students will study physiological and psychological factors ofelite athletes.

Unit 4:Build on unit two and produce written coursework throughoutthis unit.

Additional Information

Progression Routes:

Sport and Leisure is the fastest growing industry in the country. Therehas never been a better time to be involved in sport. The AS and A2Physical Education course is ideal for creating the perfect pathway ontofurther education, offering a fantastic starting point onto universitycourses such as: sport, exercise and coaching science, sportsmanagement, physiotherapy, sports injury, health and fitness, physicaleducation teaching and many more. It is also a great stepping-stone for avocation in sport and leisure with a whole host of related jobs.

Entry requirements

The standard entry criteria to study in the sixth form is an 9-4 or A*-C in at least seven different subjects, including mathematics which would usually be at grade 4 or above (equivalent to grade C in previous years).

 

To study other subjects already taken at GCSE you must achieve  at least a grade 5 or C grade or above in that subject.

Financial information

Nil

Future opportunities

A Level PE develops Leadership and Communication Skills; analysis andresearch skills. Sport and Leisure is the fastest growing industry in the country. Therehas never been a better time to be involved in sport. The AS and A2Physical Education course is ideal for creating the perfect pathway ontofurther education, offering a fantastic starting point onto universitycourses such as: sport, exercise and coaching science, sportsmanagement, physiotherapy, sports injury, health and fitness, physicaleducation teaching and many more. It is also a great stepping-stone for avocation in sport and leisure with a whole host of related jobs. Theseinclude: sports coach, sports management, personal trainer and manymore.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 December 2017
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