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Physical Education at The Castle School

Course description

This is a great choice for anyone passionate about Sport, interested in improving their own performance, keen to know what gives Olympic champions the psychological edge or even why nearly one million people would watch a single sporting event! Physical Education at A Level is a fast-paced, more academic and less practical-based subject than at GCSE. This diverse course will not only enhance individual performance but will explore many aspects of the physical, social and psychological aspects of sport – bridging the gap between the Arts and Sciences. It is often (though not necessarily) combined with Biology A Level and is a valuable foundation for careers in sport and courses such as Physiotherapy and Biomechanics.

The course focuses on relating theory to sport and how performance can be improved. Students will understand the opportunities for, and effects of, leading a healthy and active lifestyle and will be given the opportunity to build on their experience to improve their personal skills/techniques across a variety of roles in sports of their choice. At A2 students further develop their understanding of physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects and improve their own personal performance, as a practical performer, coach/leader or official.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE Mathematics, English and B in Science (double or triple). GCSE PE (including minimum grade B in Theory module) or Distinction at BTEC Sport Level 2 Certificate will be an advantage. Performing to high level in a sport will also help, but is not essential.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Castle School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years