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Physical Education AS/A2 Level 3 at Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School

Course description

What is the course about?

This course will appeal to those students who have a keen interest in sport and recreation; who want to study a course which develops theoretical aspects through physical involvement, who have enquiring minds, who wish to evaluate and improve their own sporting performance, and those who may wish to progress to a related career or Higher Education course.

For whom is the course suitable?

Apart from enthusiasm and a diligent work ethic, students considering this course should have an appropriate sporting background as well as GCSE Physical Education and preferably Biology at grade B or above.

Teaching Methods and Homework commitment:

This course features advanced concepts and demanding component units but all staff use a variety of teaching methods and practical examples to effectively convey relevant information.

What could I go on to do at the end of the course?

This course provides students with the necessary skills that can lead towards Higher Education courses and/or careers including Teaching, Physiotherapy, Coaching and Sports Management, Leisure Management and Sports Administration.Method of Study and Assessment

Method of Study and Assessment

Year 12

Unit 1

Physiological Factors

Affecting Performance

(including applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics)

2 hour written exam

30% of A-level

Unit 2

Psychological Factors

Affecting Performance

(including skill acquisition and sport


1 hour written exam

20% of A-level


Year 13

Unit 3

Socio-Cultural Issues in Physical

Activity and Sport

(including sport and society and contemporary issues in physical activity and sport)

1 hour written exam

20% of A-level

Unit 4

Performance in Physical Education

(including performance or coaching and evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement)

Practical and Synoptic assessment

 internally assessed, externally moderated

30% of A-level


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September