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Physical Education A Level at Launceston College

Course description

Unit titles
Physiological factors affecting performance (Exam based assessment)
Psychological factors affecting performance (Exam based assessment)
Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (Exam based assessment)
Performance in physical education (Practical assessment + coursework)

Course content

Unit descriptions

Physiological factors affecting performance - Develops knowledge of the science behind physical activity. This includes the structure and function of key systems in the human body, the forces that act upon us and the adaptations we make to our bodies through diet and training. Psychological factors affecting performance - Learners gain a deeper understanding of the underlying psychological factors that influence our perfromance in physical activity and sport. Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport - Focuses on the sociological and contemporary issues that influence and affect physical activity and sport. Performance in physical education - Learners are assessed in the role of performer or coach in one activity.

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to have at least a Merit in BTEC Sport at Level 2 or grade 6 in a science, Grade 5 in English and maths. We highly recommend that you are playing a sport outside of College regularly (training at least once a week)

Future opportunities

Possible progression routes – It could lead to numerous university courses including: Applied sports science, sport & recreation management, sports journalism, sport, health, exercise and nutrition, sports psychology, sport management, secondary PE & coaching

Further information

Equipment required –
Students must purchase College sports kit (shirt, shorts, jacket) and an A-Level textbook

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years