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Physical Education AS at Ysgol Y Strade

Course description

The course is 50% practical and 50% theory. During the two year course, students will have the opportunity to improve their personal performance, train other students and younger pupils and manage groups and team within the school. Students will learn about the relationship between lifestyle choices, health and fitness within practical contexts. They will also have the opportunity to visit Universities that specialise in Physical Education and Sport as well as participate in a wealth of extra curricular activities e.g. team competitions, school sports and various related courses.

Course content


  • Practical Performance (30%)
  • Profile of Personal Performance (10%)
  • Coaching or Refereeing (10%)


  • Methods of LivinG
  • Participation in Practical Activities
  • Nutrition for performance and Health
  • Benefits in ways of living.

Entry requirements

Although each student will be considered on an individual basis for entry onto the course it would be beneficial to have at least a C in Physical education GCSE and Additional Science.


PE1: Exam/ External assessment

PE2: Written Examination 1 hr 45 m

Future opportunities

  • Integrate theory and practise in Physical Education.
  • Develop and refine physical competence in different roles as a performer, leader and official.
  • Maintain and develop involvement and effectiveness in lifelong physical activity as a part of a balanced healthy lifestyle.
  • Refine and develop knowledge, understanding and skills that enhance performance in physical activity.

Further information

Examining Body: WJEC

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Y Strade directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016

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