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Physical Education at Framwellgate School

Course description

Why Study PE ?

Physical Education allows the development of a wide range of sporting roles. Firstly, it will allow further practical progression in your leading activities, as well as developing coaching and officiating skills in those fields. Aside from the practical aspect of the subject, it will develop a range of transferable skills, in subject areas such as psychology, physiology, applied science and sociology.

Students studying Physical Education will be equipped with a range of skills, such as the ability to analyse sporting performance, research and plan appropriate fitness programmes and evaluate issues within a sporting context.

All of these are transferable skills that will be required in other subjects and enhance your employment prospects. The skills developed in these areas are sought after by many employers, in a wide variety of careers such as physiotherapy, medicine, employers using psychology, media, professional athletes and the ever increasing health and fitness sector.

Features of the Course:

This is an A-Level Course assessed through Practical and examination based methods. The course will include the use of ICT as appropriate, including the use of Dartfish to analyse sporting performance. All students are provided with access to online support and extra resources to support their learning.

There will be a range of extra-curricular opportunities in the Sixth Form in Physical Education and Sport, we well as opportunity to complete the relevant sports leadership courses of CSLA and HSLA.

Modules covered in Year 12:

Unit 1—Participation in Sport and Recreation

Unit 2— The Critical Sports Performer

Assessment in Year 12:

Examinations: Unit 1 (2 hours)

Coursework: Unit 2 (including practical analysis)

Modules covered in Year 13:

Unit 3 - Preparation for Optimum Sports Performance.

Unit 4 - The Developing Sports Performer

Assessment in Year 13:

Examinations: Unit 3 (2 hours)

Coursework: Unit 4


Course content

 In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

  • 5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects and in addition
  • Grade B or above in GCSE Physical Education. In some circumstances, we do also accept pupils without GCSE if they have strong sporting ability.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September