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Physical Education at Gildredge House

Course description

Course Overview:

Component 1: Scientific Principles of Physical Education

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis

Component 2: Psychological and Social Principles

  • Topic 3: Skill acquisition
  • Topic 4: Sport psychology
  • Topic 5: Sport and society

Component 3: Practical Performance

You will be required to perform in one physical activity, in the role of either player, performer or coach. You will be required to demonstrate your skills while under pressure, in conditioned practice and a formal / competitive situation.

Component 4: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme

In the Performance Analysis, in either the role of player, performer or coach, you will investigate two components of a physical in order to analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of your own performance.

The Performance Development Programme (PDP) is designed to lead on from your Performance Analysis. The purpose of the PDP is to optimise your performance in the role of a player, performer or coach.



Physiological factors affecting performance       2 hr        30%

Psychological factors affecting performance      1 hr        20%

Socio-cultural issues in  physical activity and sport          20%

Practical  Performance in physical education                   30%


Why would this course suit me?

If you enjoy taking part in Sport and compete competitively or coach regularly and wish to develop your knowledge and

understanding of a range of sporting concepts then this is the course for you. A Level Physical Education will give you an in depth insight into the ever-changing world of Sports Science and investigate areas such as Sports Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology, Bio-mechanics and Exercise Physiology.


How does this course link to other subjects?

Other subjects complement the study of Physical Education. These include:

  • Biology
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physics
  • Sociology

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in Double Award Science or two single science subjects. Garde 5 in English

MUST be taking part in a competitive sport from the approved list outside of school, either as a coach or a competitor.

Future opportunities

Potential Career Opportunities:

The study of Physical Education can lead into a variety of areas of study at University with Sport Science, Sports Coaching and PE teaching being the most common.

Students who study Physical Education often go into careers that require you to be flexible with a breadth of knowledge and ability to perform both academically and physically in a range of contexts, such as the Services, Coaching and Teaching

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 October 2018
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