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Physical Education A Level at St Mark's Catholic School

Course description

The course provides an excellent avenue into the study of Physical Education at degree level or further career opportunities in sport. The course is a good progression for those who achieved a good grade (B or above) at GCSE Physical Education level. Students must also be keen sportsmen/women outside of school and participate regularly in a
competitive environment.

Course content

To develop students understanding of key Physical Education concepts across a widening range of topic areas.
 
To prepare students for further study at degree level.
 
Type And Nature Of The Work Involved
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Skill Acquisition
• Sport and Society
• Biomechanical Movement
• Sport Psychology
• Technology in Sport

Assessment

Year 1
Theory
Section A – Applied Physiology
Section B – Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology
Section C – Sport and Society and Technology
Practical - Assessment as a practical performer in a competitive situation with a written analysis.
 
Year 2
Theory
Section A – Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
Section B – Sports Psychology
Section C – Sport and society and technology in sport
Practical - Assessment as a practical performer or coach in a competitive
situation with a written analysis to support the assessment.
 
There will also be a 2 hour exam covering the content from Year 1 and Year 2.

Future opportunities

Possible careers include PE teaching, physiotherapy, sports management, sport scientist and various sports related careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mark's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017
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