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Physical Education A Level at The National CofE Academy

Course description

The AS PE (H154) is run in year 12 and A2 PE (H554) during year 13. The course includes theoretical and practical aspects of the course which aim to develop an insight and understanding of movement, performance and behaviour in relation to play, sport, physical education, recreation and to develop the knowledge and skill to enable students to reach a high standard of performance.

Course content

The AS course comprises of 2 units that are worth 100% of the AS final grade and go towards 50% of the final A2 grade:

Unit G451 = Theory 60% -
a) Anatomy and Physiology
b) Acquisition of movement and skill
c) Socio- Cultural Issues in Sport

Unit G452 = Practical 40% -
a) Performance in two sports/ activities
b) Evaluating and Planning Improvement (oral exam)

The A2 course comprises of 4 Units:

Unit G453 = Theory 35% (Option units, select 3 – at least one from A)
a) Socio-cultural issues:
(A1) Historical Opt
(A2) Comparative Opt
b) Scientific Focus:
(B1) Psychology Opt
(B2) Biomechanics
(B3) Excercise Physiology

Unit G454 = Practical 15%
a) Performance in one sport/ activity
b) Evaluating, appreciation and improvement (oral exam)


Various assessments.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The National CofE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years