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Physical Education at Hele's School

Course description

Skills Required
This A Level requires good practical ability in at least 2 activities and students must be taking part in club sport outside of school. A number of other skills are also essential due to the diverse nature of the course. A confidence in science, especially biology is needed to cope with the challenging exercise physiology content at both AS and A2. An ability to analyse, discuss and argue is required when studying both the origins of sport and their development in the UK. Furthermore, an interest in the wider sporting world is essential when studying global issues such as World games. Finally, a good grasp of mathematics would be beneficial in order to fulfil the biomechanics requirement, studying areas such as Newton's Laws and projectile motion.

Course Outline
This course studies the wide and varied area of sport. Sport in modern society is a multi-million pound industry that pulls in specialists in an astonishing range of careers. The syllabus covers aspects of performance analysis such as how to optimise the physiology of an athlete by training, perfecting technique through sports mechanics and the vital role that the mind plays through sports psychology. These topics are introduced at a participation level in the AS course and then further developed and applied to the elite performer at A2. This course will involve a practical component in both years. It is therefore essential that students are good practical performers.

Entry requirements

At least 5 A*-C including English and Maths.

GCSE PE Grade B minimum. GCSE PE is not a pre requisite but students must have a Grade B minimum in Science and C's in English and Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hele's School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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