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Physical Education A Level at Seven Kings School

Course description

Who should study Physical Education?

This course is useful for students who have a genuine interest in Sport who wish to study the theory behind the practical side of PE.

Course content

Unit 1 Physiological Factors Affecting Performance (30%)

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics
Unit 2 Psychological Factors Affecting Performance (20%)
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sports Psychology
Unit 3 Socio-Cultural Issues in Physical Activity and Sport (20%)
  • Sport and Society
  • Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport
Unit 4 Performance in Physical Education (30%)
  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement

Entry requirements

In order to study 4 subjects at A Level you must have at least 5 A*-As in your GCSEs (A 7 or better counts as one of these)

In order to study 3 subjects at A Level and 1 subject at AS Level you must have at least 6 A*-Bs in your GCSEs (A 6 or better counts as one of these)

In order to study 3 subjects at A Level you must have at least 5 A*-Bs in your GCSEs (A 6 or better counts as one of these)

You must have as a minimum of a 5 or above in English Language and Maths

In order to study a subject at A Level you must have at least a grade B (or a 5) in the subject at GCSE:

To study Accounts you must have a at least a 5 in maths

To study Economics you must have a 5 or above in GCSE English Language

To study Maths you need a 7 in GCSE Maths.  Further Maths will be available to those students who have achieved an 8 at GCSE; if you take Further Maths you will also study an AS level in Maths in another option block, so this means 2 Maths AS levels

To study AS Music you need a Grade 5 in an instrument

To study PE you must have at least a B grade in Core Science

To study Psychology you must have at least 5 in English Language and a B Core Science

To study computer science you must have studied it t GCSE and obtained a B grade

To study 1 Science you must have at least a B grade in the subject chosen and additional science students need at least a B grade on average across the exam elements of their course

To study 2 or more Sciences you must have As in those subjects and combined science students will need As in those subjects chosen

To study Physics you also need a 6 or above in Maths

In order to study a subject you have not previously studied at GCSE you must have at least a 5 in English Language or at least a GCSE grade B in a humanity subject

Future opportunities

This is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers in sport and exercise science, sport and leisure studies, Professional Studies (such as teaching and coaching) and Physiotherapy.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2017
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