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Physical Education A Level at Monks' Dyke Tennyson College

Course description

Physical education develops students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. A high-quality physical education curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.

Course content

This course extends the work covered in the BTEC level 2 or GCSE courses. It is split into four units, with a written paper and coursework modules each year. Students look at the opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. They will also analysis and evaluation of physical activity and/or in an adapted role. They will also examine optimising and evaluating contemporary issues within sport and practical performance in a competitive situation.

Entry requirements

Students entering the Form who have not attained grade C or above in GCSE English or Mathematics will be required to re-take those subjects in Year 12 to acquire the C or above result.

Future opportunities

An A level in PE is seen as an important qualification when applying to Higher Education to study many subjects such as sports management, Physiotherapy and sports/leisure management. It is also a desirable qualification for many career routes such as teaching, sports development and leisure industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks' Dyke Tennyson College directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017

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