Physical Education at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)
AS YEAR: 1. Anatomy & Physiology. 2. Acquisition of Skill. 3. Contemporary Issues. A2 YEAR: 1. Exercise Physiology. 2. Sports Psychology. 3. Historical Issues.
A Level PE is for students who love the theoretical issues in sport. You will learn how the body’s skeletal, cardiovascular, muscular and respiratory systems affect performance. You will learn how gaining new skills affect old ones, how memory affects performance and how information processing can help performers in sport. You will learn how women, the media, sponsorship and drugs play a role in sporting performance.
A grade B at GCSE is a must, with a B in the theory side (essential) or a Distinction at BTEC. A grade C in English, maths and science are also required.
Year 12: 1 exam sat in the summer worth 60%. 2 sports and an observation/analysis talk worth 40%. Year 13: 1 exam sat in the summer worth 60% and 1 sport and an observation/analysis talk worth 40%.
Most of our students go on to University and take degrees in: Sports management. Sport and Exercise Science. Sport & Recreation. Physiotherapy. Some gain work or do an apprenticeship.
You will be taught by: Powerpoint lessons. Researching an area using websites/text books. Class discussions on certain topics, e.g. cultural/ethical issues in sport. Acting out old historical concepts in sport, e.g. cock fighting. Producing your own powerpoints and presenting to the group.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.