Physical Education A and AS Level at The Heathland School
The subject provides opportunities to develop knowledge & understanding of the physiological, psychological and socio-cultural issues that relate to Sport. You also learn to appreciate the role of the performer, coach and official in a sporting context.
Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport
Section A - Applied Anatomy and Physiology;
Section B - Skill Acquisition;
Section C - Sport & Society.
Factors affecting optimal performance in Physical Activity and Sport
Section A - Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics;
Section B - Skill Psychology;
Section C - Sport , Society & Technology in Sport.
Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics and a total point score of 42+ in the student’s best 8 subjects. GCSE Theory of PE is not an essential prerequisite for embarking on this course but would be advantageous. It is however essential that students can perform to a high level in at least one activity or role within a sport. Students will need to pass a practical examination during the first two weeks of the course.
Practical performance in physical activity and sport
A) Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity
B) Written or verbal analysis of performance
Physical Education is a respected, academic subject welcomed by Higher Education. It is a useful qualification for careers in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Teaching and the Leisure Industry / Management or for further study.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Heathland School directly.