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Physical Education A Level at St Hilda's Church of England High School

Course description

A combination of practical lessons and classroom based lessons. Students will be taken off site for some activities.

Course content

This course is 40% practical and 60% theory exam. For the practical assessment students need one strong sport which can be selected from a wide variety of activities. They can be assessed as a coach, referee, umpire or player. Sports which have been done outside of school can be used for A Level PE. Students can if they prefer be assessed practically as a coach or umpire/referee if their knowledge of the sport is stronger than their practical performance.

Year 12:
Practical assessment Two practical performances in any sport in any role (coach, official or performer).

Students will study a number of topics including physiology, participation in sport and skill acquisition.

Year 13:
Practical Assessment
One practical performance in any sport in any role (performer, coach or official).

Pupils will study the psychology of sport, physiology and biomechanics.

Entry requirements

An interest in at least one sport. GCSE PE is not an essential requirement.

Future opportunities

A Level PE links well with many subjects including psychology, sociology and biology or chemistry. The course can be used as a stepping stone for many academic studies at University or in preparation for directly linked courses such as Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Leisure and Recreation and Psychology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Hilda's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

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