Physical Education A Level at Heckmondwike Grammar School
For further information on all courses click here Subject Booklet
- Skeletal, muscular,cardiovascular, respiratory systems
- Muscle fibre types
- Newtons laws of motion
- Movement analysis
- Classification of skills
- Motor programmes
- Theories of learning
- Memory models
- Types of guidance
- Types of practice
- Sport in society
- Historical development of sport
- Case studies of cricket, athletics football and tennis
- Pre and post-industrial development of Sport in Britain
- Public schools
Minimum Entry Qualifications
Grade 6 in GCSE Physical Education
Or BTEC Sport plus competence in a specific sport.
Grade 6 in English Language or English Literature.
Grade 5 in science
Paper 1: 2h written exam
90 marks (30% of total A-level)
Paper 2: 1h written exam
60 marks (20% of total A-level)
Paper 3: 1h written exam
90 marks (20% of total A-level)
Performance OR coaching in one activity.
30 marks (15% of total A level)
Evaluation and analysis for improvement.
30 marks (15% of total A-level
For further details, see subject booklet as above.
Sports scientists are involved in all aspects of sports performance from grass roots to elite level. Students may also go on to complete furthers studies in medical fields such as physiotherapy and dentistry. The course also prepares students for Physical Education teaching at a primary and secondary level.
Opportunities exist for work with professional teams, organisations and athletes in a range of sports.
The course provides students with an in-depth understanding of all aspects of sports performance and physical education such as anatomy, exercise physiology, injury rehabilitation, training, diet/nutrition, performance enhancement, analysis of performance, biomechanics, sports psychology, socio cultural and historical aspects.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heckmondwike Grammar School directly.