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Physical Education A Level at Torquay Boys Grammar School

Course description

This syllabus is offered as a multi-disciplinary approach to the participation in and study of man’s movement, performance and behaviour in relation to play, institutionalised physical education, sport and recreation. Academic study within physical educationcan provide greater knowledge, insight and understanding of performance. This syllabus is based on an understanding of concepts and methods of enquiry drawn from a wide range of disciplines with the focal point being the performer and the performance.

Course content

The content has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education (PE) in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject.


Entry requirements

Students should have a strong practical background and understanding. Grade B in GCSE Science is expected. Grade B or above in GCSE Physical Education (if studied) would also be expected.


- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Exercise physiology
- Biomechanics

Physiological factors affecting performance (90 marks) 2 hr written paper

- Skill acquisition
- Sports psychology

Psychological factors affecting performance (60 marks) 1 hr written paper

- Sport and society
- Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (60 marks) 1 hr written paper

- Performance or Coaching in 1 sport
- Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement

Performance in physical education (60 marks) Non-exam assessment/coursework

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Torquay Boys Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2017

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