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Physical Education A Level at Stationers Crown Woods Academy

Course description

YOU ARE The kind of student that likes to find out about issues that surround the world of sport and the Olympic Games. You want to know how an athlete’s body and mind work during exercise and under pressure. You can demonstrate this knowledge in a practical setting or through coaching.

Course content


An established, active and successful course that promotes group cohesion and team unity. All students travel to Wales each year to study and participate in mountain walking and camping and Boston USA to compare Sporting Centres. You are encouraged to question the ethics surrounding sport around the world and to challenge the barriers that prevent some groups in society accessing sport.

Through physical experiments we explore how the human body adapts to exercise and how the mind responds to the mental demands of stress. The course is 70% exam and 30% coursework. Coursework consists of practical activities (two in AS and one at A2) either as a performer, coach or officiator and 10% is an interview based on performance analysis of another player. The specification also covers physiological, psychological and socio–cultural aspects that have an impact on participation and performance.

Entry requirements

GCSE Physical Education grade C, English grade C and GCSE Science Grade C. It is recommended that you play sport or dance to a high standard.

Future opportunities

This is an excellent course to study if you want to progress to university to study PE, Physiotherapy or a Sports Science degree. It also leads naturally to careers in Sports, Coaching, Leisure Management or careers in the Fitness Industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stationers Crown Woods Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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