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Physical Education A Level at Copleston High School

Course description

The course offers students the opportunity to explore a multi-disciplinary approach to sport and physical education. Students will study a variety of theoretical aspects which when combined with their practical performance as either a performer, coach or official will allow them to analyse and improve their own skills or those of others.

Entry requirements

4 AS levels – at least 5 grade Bs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. 3 AS levels – at least 5 grade Cs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. In addition, at least grade Cs in GCSE English and Mathematics and at least a Grade C in GCSE P.E (if taken).


At AS, this specification will develop knowledge and skills to help understand the opportunities for and effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Candidates will be given the opportunity to build on their experience and improve their personal skills/techniques across a variety of roles in a sport of their choice to improve performance.

At A2, students are given the opportunity to extend their knowledge of developing elite level performance and study issues which affect the modern sporting world at a global level. They are also expected to develop their own performance in a specialist role for one activity.

Future opportunities

Sports Science provides an excellent base for the majority of degree courses not only in sport and allied subjects, but in teaching, medicine, physiotherapy, the Armed Forces, administration, sports journalism and the fitness industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 October 2016
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