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Physical Education A Level at Central Foundation Girls' School

Course description

A level PE will suit you if you are interested in any medical route or if you have a keen interest in how the body works to support us during physical activity.

Course content

In the practical element students are assessed as the performer or coach in one activity (external moderator).

The theory content of the course includes:

Applied anatomy and physiology
Cardiovascular system
Neuromuscular system
Skill acquisition & classification
Sport & society
Musculoskeletal system and analysis of movement
Sport psychology
Sport and globalisation in the 21st Century
Injury prevention and rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal system and analysis of movement
Principles and theories of learning, guidance and feedback
Cardio-respiratory system
Respiratory system
Energy systems
Memory models
Exercise physiology
Training methods
Development of elite performers
Ethics in sport
Drugs in Sport

Entry requirements

 5 good GCSEs with 5 in En PLUS


There is no coursework for this course. You will be assessed by sitting two external written exams and one practical assessment which will be assessed by an external moderator. All assessments take place in May/June.

Theory Assessment = 70% course Two x two hour written exams (35% per exam)

Practical assessment = 30% course Students are assessed as the performer or coach of one activity including analysis of performance of this activity.

Future opportunities

- Medical school
- Sports science
- Physiotherapy
- Nutritionist
- Occupational therapy & injury rehabilitation
- Coaching/teaching

Further information

You will be expected to attend extra-curricular training outside of class time to improve and develop your practical performances.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central Foundation Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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