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Physical Education A Level at Heworth Grange Comprehensive School

Course description

COMPONENT 1 – Physiological factors affecting performance

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics

COMPONENT 2 – Psychological factors affecting performance

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology

COMPONENT 3 – Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

  • Sport and society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

COMPONENT 4 – Performance in physical education

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement

Entry requirements

Grade B GCSE PE or Distinction BTEC L2 Sport

Assessment

COMPONENT 1 – Physiological factors affecting performance

  • 30% of total A level 90 marks - 2 hour written paper

COMPONENT 2 – Psychological factors affecting performance 

  • 20% of total A level 60 marks - 1 hour written paper

COMPONENT 3 – Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

  • 20% of total A level 60 marks - 1 hour written paper

COMPONENT 4 – Performance in physical education

  • 30% of total A level Non-exam assessment

Future opportunities

A Level Physical Education is an excellent base for a university degree in sports science, sports management, healthcare, or exercise and health. Physical Education can also complement further study in biology, human biology, physics, psychology, nutrition, sociology and many more.

A Level Physical Education can open up a range of career opportunities including: sports development, sports coaching, physiotherapy, personal training or becoming one of the next generation of PE teachers. The transferable skills you learn through your study of Physical Education, such as decision making and independent thinking are also useful in any career path you choose to take.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heworth Grange Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 22 July 2016

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