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Physical Education A Level at Copthall School

Course description

Why choose to study Physical Education?

A Level Physical Education is the study of human movement, performance and behaviour in relation to sport and P.E.  It takes a multi-disciplinary approach encouraging the development of a range of methods.  The course aims to provide greater knowledge, insight and understanding of activity as well as stimulating an interest in social and psychological aspects of performance. Physical Education develops transferable skills for progression to higher education providing a blend of scientific and social knowledge which would facilitate access to a wide range of degree courses in established universities. The emphasis on Biology and Physics components through Biomechanics enhances and supports an understanding of those subjects if studied at A Level.

Course content

The course is theoretically based, but some topics may be covered using practical examples.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Biology, Maths and English

A suitable level of fitness to be able to complete strenuous physical activity on a weekly basis

Future opportunities

Higher education opportunities:

Studying A Level Physical Education demonstrates the development of good inter personal skills, as well as dedication, commitment and drive. With the emphasis on Science this a subject that can open the doors into almost any discipline at university, many of which do not have to be sport related. Such undergraduate degrees are Veterinary Science and certain aspects of engineering to identify just two.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 February 2018
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Key information

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