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Physical Education A-Level at Cromwell Community College

Course description

This is a stimulating and challenging course. You may or may not have studied P.E. at GCSE before but many of the areas will be new and/or studied at much greater depth. All of you will have had a range of sporting experiences and it is beneficial if you are participating in at least one sporting activity regularly as not only will practical performance contribute to your A Level grade, but the intention of the course is to draw on these experiences and relate them to the theoretical concepts and ideas contained in the syllabus. P.E. is a demanding and academic subject which will require hard work and commitment on your behalf to get the most from the course.

Course content

The course is a 2 year A-Level and in this the units you will cover are:

Unit 1: Physiological factors affecting performance • Applied anatomy and physiology • Exercise physiology • Biomechanics This unit is assessed by a 2 hour examination paper and accounts for 30% of the total A level mark

Unit 2: Psychological factors affecting performance • Skill acquisition • Sports psychology This unit is assessed by a 1 hour examination paper and accounts for 20% of the total A level mark

Unit 3: Socio-Cultural issues in physical activity and sport • Sport and society • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport This unit is assessed by a 1 hour examination paper and accounts for 20% of the total A level mark

Unit 4: performance in Physical education • Performance (as a Performer or Coach in sport) • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI) This unit is a non-exam assessment and accounts for 30% of the total A level mark

Future opportunities

You will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sports science. This complete grounding in the subject provides a fantastic base from which to build when you move on to higher education, employment or further training.

Further information

Please contact: Mr N Suckling

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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