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Physical Education AS/A2 Level at Upton-by-Chester High School

Course description

The aim of the course is for students to gain an in-depth understanding of physical activity and sporting performance, how the body copes and deals with the sporting environment, how sport has developed and its position now within society.

This is done through the following modules at AS - Anatomy and Physiology, Acquiring Movement Skills and Socio-cultural Issues Relating to Sport, and at A2 through Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology and the History of Sport. Students’ practical performances are also assessed as well as their ability to analyse sporting performance.

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Entry requirements

GCSE B in PE, and C in Science.


Assessment – 70% written examination, 30% practical assessment.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton-by-Chester High School directly.

Last updated date: 13 May 2015

Key information

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