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Physical Education A Level 3 at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

Physical Education
A Level
EDEXCEL Level 3 Advanced GCE in Physical Education

 

Skills that will be developed:

Students are required: • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport to improve performance • understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance • understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport • understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport • refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance • understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness • improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

 

What will you learn?

Component 1: Scientific principles of PE • Applied anatomy and physiology • Exercise physiology • Applied movement analysis

Exam 1 hour 45 minutes. 40%

 

Component 2: Psychological and social principles of PE • Skills acquisition • Sports psychology • Sport and society

Exam 1 hour 30 minutes. 30%

 

Component 3: Practical performance • Skills performed as a player/performer or coach

Weighting 40 marks 15%

 

Component 4: Performance analysis • Personal Development Programme (PDP)

Weighting 40 marks 15%

 

Entry Requirements:
You must achieve a grade 6 or higher at GCSE in this subject. If the subject is not offered at GCSE then a grade 6 in a GCSE Humanities subject is re­quired. It is also essential that you are actively engaged in a regular sporting activity.

 

What happens when you have finished?

What other learning could you do: You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Science to prepare for Higher Education in areas of Sport Studies, Recreation, Exercise and Science or more general Higher Education courses.

 

With further training you could go into a job related to Physical Education such as a Physiotherapist, Teacher, Exercise or Fitness Trainer.

The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the sporting sectors.

Entry requirements

You must achieve a grade 6 or higher at GCSE in this subject. If the subject is not offered at GCSE then a grade 6 in a GCSE Humanities subject is required.

Financial information

There will be a charge for trips and visits etc. and students are required to purchase their own textbook.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Science to prepare for higher education in areas of Sport Studies, Recreation, Exercise and Science or more general higher education courses. With further training you could go into a job related to Physical Education such as a Physiotherapist, Teacher, Exercise or Fitness Trainer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the sporting sectors. Sport and Exercise Science, Leisure and Tourism, Sports Development, Personal Training, Sports Therapy, Sports Development, Physiotherapy, Teaching, Psychology.

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: 11 October 2017
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