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Physical Education A Level at Woodroffe School

Course description

The Physical Education (PE) course will appeal to a wide range of students. It is a broad based subject covering a number of PE related topics. Itassesses students in their practical ability in a number of sports. Students need to keep up to date with current sporting issues and require a real interest in sport.

Reading a good newspaper and watching different sports can be very beneficial. Students who study PE at A Level have gone onto university to study Sport Science, Physiotherapy, Engineering, Geography and English. Others have gone straight into work experience, some in the sports industry but others into different occupations.

Course content

A Level

Component 1 – Physiological factors affecting performance
Component 2 – Psychological factors affecting performance
Component 3 – Socio-cultural and contemporary issues
Component 4 – Performance within PE
Plus one practical skill (Listed on the next page - can be either performing or coaching)


Entry requirements

Six GCSEs at Grade C or above plus two GCSEs Grade B or above. Science, especially Biology would be advantageous. Students will also have a real ability in at least one sport and participate in it on a regular basis


A Level

Component 1 – Two hour written exam forming 30% of the overall A Level mark Component 2 – One hour written exam forming 20% of the overall A Level mark Component 3 – One hour written exam forming 20% of the overall A Level mark Component 4 is a non-exam assessment and forms 30% of the overall A Level mark. It is internally assessed and externally moderated

Further information

Students will undertake visits to the Real Tennis Centre at Walditch and to the University of Exeter Sports Laboratories to look at and undergo an exercise analysis. The students will also attend a revision conference in March for both Years 12 and 13 PE.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2017
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