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Physical Education (AS/ A Level) at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Year one units look at the opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. This includes investigating the effects of exercise on the body alongside sports psychology and socio cultural aspects of sport and physical education. Year one also involves a practical assessment as either a player or a coach in a sport. Year two explores evaluating contemporary issues within sport. This includes investigating exercise physiology, sports psychology and contemporary issues. There is also a written piece of coursework to do in year two as well as a practical assessment in one sport.

Course content

AS PE Unit 1 – PHED1 Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle 60% of AS, 30% of A Level 2 hour written examination Unit 2 – PHED2 Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in an adopted role/s 40% of AS, 20% of A Level Internal assessment with external moderation A2 PE Unit 3 – PHED3 Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport 30% of A Level 2 hour written examination Unit 4 – PHED4 Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation 20% of A Level Internal assessment with external moderation

Entry requirements

5 or more GCSE’s at grade C or above including English and Maths. It is recommended that you have a grade B in a Science subject and are able to demonstrate a good level of ability in at least one sport. Also subject to QCA score. If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme.

Assessment

Practical assessment in sports as either a performer or coach, written coursework and a written exam.

Future opportunities

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. Most students progress to University to study degree programmes related to sport and physical activity but others choose related options such as biology, psychology or teacher training. A level physical education opens up a wide range of career options such as teaching, sports science, physioptherapy, sports coaching, sports development and the armed services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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