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Physical Education A Level at Strode College

Course description

Physical Education is a popular choice for students aiming for careers in sport, physiotherapy and teaching; it has natural links with Psychology, Sociology and Biology.
The course is broad in approach and students study aspects of anatomy, physiology, psychology and the history of sport. As the course will involve participation in physical activity, alongside theoretical study, you should display an appreciation of the health and fitness benefits of an active lifestyle and evidence of current sporting involvement.

Course content

Areas of study include health and fitness, such as nutrition, circulation and movement; you will learn how the body works and how it can be trained; and you will understand and analyse sporting performance including energy systems, muscles, elite performance, training, injuries and psychology to optimise performance.
Students get the opportunity to visit state of the art facilities at the F.A. National Football Centre. Students also have the chance to use our excellent sport facilities and join the many sports teams as enrichment activities.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A* - C or equivalent including English Language, Maths and Biology or CC in Core and Additional Science.


This course is assessed by written exams and practical assessments.

Future opportunities

You can progress to higher education studies at university in Sport Science, Sport Development, Sport Therapy and Physiotherapy, Sport Coaching or PE Teaching. Former students have progressed to a variety of sports related degrees at the universities of Loughborough, Bath, Exeter, Gloucester, Plymouth and Southampton.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Strode College directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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