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Physical Education at Christ's College Guildford

Course description

If you are interested in delving deeper into what sport is, where it originated and how it has become such a cultural phenomenon then Sport and PE AS/A2 is for you.  This course aims to help you understand the anatomy and physiology that makes up performance.  It examines how sport developed across the world.  It takes a look at how we become skilful and then offers a chance to be assessed in your practical ability at a sport.

Course content

Unit 1 - Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

Unit 2 - Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in an adopted role(s).

Unit 3 - Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport.

Unit 4 - Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation.

Entry requirements

This is a highly academic course and would require any potential student to have gained 5 good A*-C grades including English and Sciences.  A student should also come with at least a B grade at GCSE PE.  They should also have a really strong sport that they can use in the practical section.  A regular club representative is a must.  Any student must be willing to work hard and do a lot of private study and research.

Future opportunities

This qualification is essential if you are looking to enter Higher Education to read Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Massage, Sports Therapy, Sports Psychology and many other degree courses.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact our Sixth Form Centre at or call us on 01483 484511.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ's College Guildford directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2014
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
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