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Physical Education - A Level at Bourne Grammar School

Course description

Course content and aims:

The syllabus is concerned with the study of Physical Education and Sport through a number of disciplines, focusing on the following aspects in detal:


AS examination:

  • Applied exercise physiology, Skill Acquisition and Opportunities for Participation.
  • Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate the execution of core skills/techniques in isolation and in structured practice in two of the following roles: practical performer, official or coach/leader.

A2 examination:

  • The application of hysiological, biomechanical and psychological knowledge to optimise performance.
  •  Evaluation of contemporary influences in sport and their impact on the performer.
  • Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate relevant core skills/techniques as a practical performer, official or coach/leader within a fully competitive situation. candidates also identify weaknesses and suggest causes and appropriate corrective measures.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE PE if studied or grade B or above in GCSE biology (or grade or above in biology 2 component of GCSE Additional Science). Applicants must also be able to demonstrate a high-level of performance in one of the activities on the AQA A Level syllabus.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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