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Physical Education A and AS Level at The Heathland School

Course description

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.

Course content

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.


Entry requirements

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


Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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Key information

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