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Physical Education A Level at Graveney School

Course description

This course will provide students with a wide range of skills, developing knowledge and understanding in physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors which improve and optimise performance. Analytical skills will be essential for practical performance and
synoptic evaluation.

The course will enhance students capacity to think and write in a highly critical fashion.
Candidates will develop as a performer and other roles such as coach and officials. These roles will provide many skill such as leadership, communication, organisational skills, time management, team work, all essential skills in the working world making candidates more employable.

Course content

Applied anatomy and physiology
Skill acquisition
Sport and society
Exercise physiology
Biomechanical movement
Sport psychology
Sport and society and the role of technology in physical
activity and sport


Non-exam Assessment:
Practical performance in physical activity and sport
What’s assessed?
Students assessed as a performer or coach in full sided
version of one activity.
Plus : Written / verbal analysis of performance.
How it’s assessed
Internal assessment, external moderation
90 marks
30% of A level

Future opportunities

A Physical Education qualification can lead to further and higher education, careers in the leisure industry, journalism, sponsorship, media, coaching and teaching. Some recent
examples of university courses pursued by those who have undertaken A Level PE include Physiotherapy, Sports Science and Physiology, Physical Education Teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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