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Physical Education A Level (AQA) at The High School for Girls

Course description

Students will cover all aspects of sports physiology, psychology, sociology and biomechanics. They will investigate sport from grass roots to elite level, and the development of competitive sport. Healthy lifestyles, fitness and training, and preparation for sports performance are also covered extensively.

Course content

Areas of study include: Applied anatomy and physiology; skill acquisition; sport and society; exercise physiology and biomechanics; sport psychology; sport and society; technology in sport.

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved Grade B in PE or Biology or Grade Bs in Core Science and Additional Science. Students do not have to have studied GCSE PE in order to be successful at A Level. It is anticipated that students will have a keen interest in, and an aptitude for and commitment to sport and participate regularly, at club level, in their chosen activity.

Future opportunities

The sport and leisure industry has been one of the largest growth industries over the last five years. Physical Education has developed as a subject, and is now regarded as rigorously academic by universities. Recently, students have gone on to study medicine, physiotherapy, sport and exercise science, sports therapy as well as physical education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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