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Physical Education A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Course description

You are interested in sport and physical activity across a wide range of areas; and you enjoy learning scientific theory, taking part in debate, and some physical participation. You are willing to look at other sporting activities beyond your own chosen activity. Students often progress to a variety of sport, PE and health related degrees.

You will study opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. You will also study skill acquisition and exercise physiology. You will also take on two roles within sport. This can be as a practical performer, official or coach. You are expected to demonstrate application of your theoretical knowledge for effective performance. Later on you’ll study applied physiological, psychological and contemporary aspects and optimising performance in a competitive situation.

You will perform practically, coach, observe, analyse and apply your knowledge to optimise performance. You will undertake a variety of learning activities during lessons, including group work and individual research. A small proportion of lessons will allow practical performance and skill observation, practical exercise training programmes and fitness measuring.

Entry requirements

Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.

Subject Specific

To study PE at A level you need to have gained a grade C or better in GCSE additional science or individual sciences. A grade C or better in GCSE PE is desirable but not essential.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016
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    • 1. Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for the A590 and Barrow (33 miles).
      2. After 25 miles pass through Ulverston and then the villages of Swarthmoor and Lindal.
      3. At the third roundabout after this take the first exit, signposted Furness General Hospital and Furness Abbey.
      4. At the next roundabout take the second exit.
      5. Pass Abbey House Hotel on the left and take the first turning on the left into Rating Lane.
      6. The College is 400 yards down Rating Lane on the left hand side.