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Physical Education A Level at Poole High School

Course description

In choosing this course, students will develop knowledge which will equip them for undergraduate study in areas of Physiology, Bio-mechanics, Psychology and Nutrition. The variety of practical roles leads to a development of their leadership skills and moral and social development. 

Course content

•       Applied Physiology

•       Skill Acquisition

•       Opportunities for Participation 

•       Physiology and Biomechanics of Sports Movement

•       Sports Psychology

•       Contemporary Issues


Which students do well at A-Level PE?


•       …those who have a keen interest all sports.

•       …those who have achieved a minimum of a ‘B’ in GSCE PE and ‘C‘ in Science.

•       …those who take part in sport at an advanced level. 

•       …those who want a course which develops knowledge and understanding of the benefits of sport and exercise.

•       …those who wish to improve your performance in a range of sports roles.

•       …those who have an interest in fitness and health. 



Entry requirements

  • C in GCSE English
  • GCSE PE – Grade B 


Unit 1: Theory is 60% of the AS exam.

Unit 2: Practical 40% of the AS.

  • Section A – Assessment of skills & analysis of sport through role as Performer / Coach / Official.
  • Section B – Examination based question on application of theory to practical situation (assessed in Unit 1 Examination).


Unit 3: Theory, 60% of the A2

Unit 4: Practical, 40% of the A2

  • Students are required to perform, analyse and evaluate performance in a practical competitive situation, evaluating weaknesses and suggesting causes and corrective measures.

Financial information

Text books, tuition and course materials are provided free, however contributions are requested from parents for trips and visits that may support learning in school. Some students will be eligible for the 16-19 Bursary Fund, which is a government-provided fund for sixth form students facing financial hardship. It can help towards costs for travel, equipment (for example in PE or Food Technology), trips and books.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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