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Physical Education A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

The course involves a combination of theoretical (70% of assessment) and practical (30%) work, therefore there will be a wide variety of teaching styles used and students will be expected to discuss, interpret, communicate, research and evaluate information. Physical Education is essential for students intending to study Sports Science, Recreational Management courses and Sports Physiotherapy as well as those who would like to teach PE or work in the Leisure Industry.

Course content

AS

  • Module 1: Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics.
  • Module 2: Skill Acquisition, Sport Psychology and Sport & Society.
  • Module 3: Practical (x 1 sport) Performance & Evaluation.

A Level

  • Module 1: Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics.
  • Module 2: Skill Acquisition and Sport Psychology.
  • Module 3: Sport & Society and Contemporary Issues.
  • Module 4: Practical (x 1 sport) Performance & Evaluation.

Entry requirements

A grade B in GCSE PE is required. Candidates need to be participating at club level in at least one sport.

A BTEC qualification is unsuitable for this course.

Assessment

  • AS & A Level Performance & Evaluation Assessments – February.
  • AS Exam- May Year 12 (1 x 75 minute paper covering module 1 and 1 x 75 minute paper covering module 2).
  • A Level Exam- June Year 13 (1 x 2 hour paper covering module 1, 1 x 1 hour paper covering module 2 and 1 x 1hour paper covering module 3).
  • coursework. Pupils will be assessed in one practical activity in Year 12 and one in Year 13 as a performer or coach. Pupils also perform an assessment, analysing and evaluating one of their practical sports.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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