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Physical Education A Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

This course embraces the study of sport and P.E. in a wide context. In addition to studying exercise physiology the course considers short and long term preparation to improve performance as well as historical and contemporary sporting issues. Sports psychology and the identification and development of elite performers together with the
use of science and technology are important areas of study. These areas are studied and assessed through practical performance, research tasks, coursework assignments and written examination.

Course content

Component 1:
The Scientific Principles of Physical Education

Component 2:
Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education

Component 3:
Practical Performance

Component 4:
Performance Analysis and Development Programme

Entry requirements

A background in GCSE PE helps, but is not essential. However, it is vital you enjoy being physically active and cope well in a competitive and challenging environment. An interest in anatomy and physiology and how the human body responds to exercise is vital. There is also a strong expectation that students participate in one or more sports at school and club level. Above all it is important for students studying A Level P.E. to have a positive work ethic and seek to improve their understanding of all aspects of the subject.

Future opportunities

Physical Education A Level offers a unique combination of practical skills and science based theoretical work that can provide a firm foundation for the further study of Physical Education, and for Sports Science and Leisure and Recreation courses in Further and Higher education. The course also offers valuable experience for students considering careers in physiotherapy, the police and the armed forces.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Mills High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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