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Physical Education AS Level at Corby Business Academy

Course description

What is AS Physical Education?

Sport - a global community.

This course looks at views of PE and sport and their on-going developments. If you are interested in sport and PE and how they have changed over time then this is the course for you. You will be given the chance to research and study sport in the local, national and international arenas.

The new AS PE course has been designed to ensure that you get a chance to not only study the principles of PE and sport but also participate in, reflect upon and coach sporting aspects giving you a more 'hands on' experience of the World of Sport and how it affects our every day lives. You will have the chance to take on the roles of 'performer',

You will:

  • review your current participation in physical activity.
  • identify opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.
  • learn about sport, from the grass roots to the elite level, and the developments of competitive sport.
  • Study healthy lifestyles, fitness and training, and preparation for sports performance.

Is this for me?

Are you hard working and highly motivated? Do you enjoy participating in PE and sport? Are you confident in sport performance? Do you have a thirst to learn more about the World of Sport? If you answer yes to all these questions then you are ready to join the AS PE course.

Course content

During the year course you will develop a wide range of sporting knowledge and transferable skills for both the world of work and further education. You will study:

  1. Healthy and Active Lifestyles, including:
    • physiological aspects,
    • training,
    • fitness and
    • exercise.
  2. Opportunities and Pathways, including:
    • competitive developments,
    • talent development,
    • sporting pathways,
    • lifelong involvement and
    • long-term athlete development.

There's more.....

In addition to your core studies you will also develop essential employment related skills, known as Key Skill Developments at Level 3, in ICT, communication, application of number, improving learning and performance, problem solving and working with others.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 C's at GCSE, preferably including Maths, English and Biology. Having a grade C or above in GCSE PE would be beneficial but not essential.


This comes in two parts:

1. Coursework

You complete four coursework tasks which mean you carry out research into the structure, provision and analysis of sport and physical activity.

You also develop your own performance in two chosen roles from a choice of three (performer, leader and official) and record your performance over a period of time.

You write a study about local level sporting provision, followed by a study of the provision for national level sport.

Lastly, you will produce an analysis of your own performances.

2. Examination

You will complete a 1 hour and 30 minute examination paper which is set and marked by Edexcel. This is a question-and-answer booklet made up of short-answer and extended-writing type questions.

Future opportunities

What can I do at the end of the course?

Many students choose to continue studying a sport related course at university, for example in anatomy and physiology, sport psychology, sport development, teaching, to name but a few. However, AS PE will allow you to gain access to any university as it can add to the 'point score' required for university entrance.

If university is not your desire then this course can assist you with the basic knowledge to obtain jobs in the Corby Borough Council which are sport and recreation related, for example.


Physical Education and Sport are relevant to many careers, including:

  • performance director
  • HR manager
  • player development
  • young official development officer
  • sports rehabilitation specialist
  • school sports co-ordinator
  • teacher/sports instructor
  • performance scientists
  • Adidas innovation team
  • talent manager
  • lifestyle advisor
  • team doctor and physiotherapist
  • head performance coach

(To research further jobs please Google 'jobs in sport' or visit

Further information

What kind of extra support will I get from Corby Business Academy?

Corby Business Academy is noted for its excellent student support with a focus on individual personalised needs. You will have a personal tutor who guides and monitors you, helping you to achieve your full potential. In addition, you will also have access to specialist support from the study support team, student services and the learning centre. Guided study periods are available within the Active department of the Physical and Natural Science faculty (PNS) to assist your understanding and knowledge further.

For more information:

If you wish to find out more information please contact Mrs Hall Rushton at or call CBA to arrange an appointment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Corby Business Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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