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Physical Education A Level at Cleeve School

Course description

The course includes the study of how both anatomical and physiological knowledge and exercise and sport physiology is applied to physical performance. Within this area is also the study of biomechanics including technology in sport. Students also look at skill acquisition and sports psychology and as with all areas of the course link theory to practical examples from sport and physical activity. Sport & society and contemporary issues make up the final component. Students also follow one practical profile with focus on synoptic observation and analysis for this main sporting activity. Their chosen sport can be assessed on either performance or coaching.

Course content

Component 01 – Physiological factors affecting
Component 02 – Psychological factors affecting
Component 03 – Socio-cultural issues in physical activity
and sport
Component 04 – Performance in physical education

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved a B grade in PE GCSE or if students have not taken PE, a B grade in Science GCSE.


Component 1 2hr paper 30% of course
Component 2 1hr paper 20% of course
Component 3 1hr paper 20% of course
Component 4 Non-exam (practical) 30% of course

Future opportunities

Physical Education will benefit degrees in Sports Science/ Coaching/Teaching/ Physiotherapy and careers within Leisure and Recreation/ Sports Administration/ Coaching/ Teaching/ Physiotherapy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cleeve School directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2017
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