Physical Education A Level at The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form
Central to the study of Physical Education is the development of skill and technique. This is enabled by a better understanding of how the individual can improve in order to achieve a higher level of performance.
Students study a variety of areas, encompassing the psychology, physiology and sociology of sport in particular this course covers:
- the social basis for Sport & Recreation
- enhancing performance
- exercise and training
- global trends in international sport
- refining performance
- scientific principles of exercise and performance
You will follow a course of theoretical studies, which will be externally examined, complemented by a large practical component. In addition to external examinations, you will have to produce a Performance Portfolio based upon a wide variety of issues.
Students studying this course generally use it as a stepping stone on to a degree course in Sports Science or Physiotherapy for example. However, a significant number of students undertake study in order to develop an understanding of:
why sport is so popular in today's society
the health benefits resulting from active sport
the complex skills and routines required in improving sporting performance.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form directly.