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Physical Education A Level at Rosebery School

Course description

Anatomical and physiological aspects of Physical Education and sport. Historical, social and cultural aspects of physical activity. Psychological aspects of sport and Physical Education. Practical performance. It is to be emphasised that 70% of this course is theoretically based and will require rigorous academic study.

Course content

A2: Component 1: Physiological factors affecting performance Applied Anatomy and Physiology Exercise Physiology Biomechanics Component 2: Psychological factors affecting performance Skill Acquisition Sports Psychology Component 3: Socio cultural issues in physical activity and sport Sport and Society Contemporary issues Component 4: Physical performance in physical education Performance or coaching of an activity Evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English and C grades Science.


Two-hour written paper 30% of total A Level Component 2: One- hour written paper 20% of total A Level Component 3: One-hour written paper 20% of total A Level Component 4: Practical and Verbal assessment 30% of total A Level

Future opportunities

Sports Science, Sports Studies, Physical Education, Sport and Leisure, Sports Nutrition, Physiotherapy Management, sports based careers.

Further information

Six, one-hour lessons of classwork, two hours of supported student research and one hour of coursework support every two weeks.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

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