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Physical Education A Level at Brimsham Green School

Course description

The aims of this course are to encourage you to become increasingly physically competent and to enable you to maintain and develop your involvement and effectiveness in physical activity.

You will need to participate in one role: a player/performer or leader/coach.

The course encourages you to contribute to sport and activity, to understand how to be ‘healthy’, and to develop knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding sport and activity and lifelong participation.

You will be encouraged to give presentations and to take part in discussions, debates and role-plays. Research and independent study are important parts of the course and will help you to prepare for the written exams and assessed coursework tasks.


Unit title: Scientific Principles of Physical Education Assessment: Examination (40%)

Unit title: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education Assessment: Examination (30%)


Unit title: Practical Performance Assessment: Externally moderated (15%)

Unit title: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme Assessment: Internally assessed (15%)

Future opportunities

An A level in physical education could lead on to degree courses in sports studies, sports science, leisure and tourism, sports therapy, as well as employment in the health and fitness industry.

Further information

The Community Sports Leadership Award can be used to complement this A-level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brimsham Green School directly.

Last updated date: 20 September 2016

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    • Welcome to Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. This new post 16 collaboration will broaden the curriculum offer and excellence in teaching and learning for the young people of the area.

      Through this partnership we are able to offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

      We aim to provide a safe, secure and most importantly, stimulating environment in which to study.  We offer enthusiastic, dedicated teaching through staff who are equipped to provide you, the student, with excellent tuition in your chosen subject.

      Our sixth form collaboration ensures a personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.