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Physical Education AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

Physical Education is now a well-established academic subject, with one of the highest growth rates of any subject area in the UK. The Physical Education course at QE will enable you to understand and analyse the major concepts and principles underlying sport and physical education and to develop higher order thinking skills suited to life at University. You will pursue theoretical components

Entry requirements

Route A: achieve a grade B in GCSE PE. Route B: achieve a distinction in BTEC sport. Route C: If a student has not studied GCSE PE or BTEC Sport at KS4 they must achieve a B in GCSE Science and English and complete an interview.

Assessment

AS Only

  • Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education
    40% weighting
    Examination
  • Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education
    30% weighting
    Examination
  • Component 3: Practical Performance
    15% weighting
    Internally assessed, externally moderated
  • Component 4: Performance Analysis
    15% weighting
    Internally assessed, externally moderated

‚ÄčA Level Full Course

  • Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education
    40% weighting
    Examination
  • Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education
    30% weighting
    Examination
  • Component 3: Practical Performance
    15% weighting
    Internally assessed, externally moderated
  • Component 4: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme
    15% weighting
    Internally assessed, externally moderated

Future opportunities

The course provides an excellent foundation for specialist study in both Physical Education and Sports Studies. It provides an excellent content for candidates intending to pursue careers in teaching, coaching, sports development, sports therapy, the leisure industry, recreational management, health, leisure and fitness and professional sport.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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