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Physical Education A Level at The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Course description

The course seeks to provide an insight into sports performance through physiological, psychological and historical issues. This would include an understanding of fundamentals such as body systems and structures, psychological influences on sport and the changing role of sport in society. The emphasis is on developing skills of application and evaluation.

Course content

Module 1

Physiological factors affecting performance
Anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics. This module is worth 30% of the total grade and is examined by a 2 hour examination at the end point of the course.

Module 2

Physiological factors affecting performance
Skill acquisition and sports psychology. This module is worth 20% of the total grade and is examined by a 1 hour examination combined with module 3 at the end point of the course.

Module 3

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport
Sport society, contemporary issues in sport and physical activity. This module is worth 20% of the total grade and is examined by a 1 hour examination combined with module 2 at the end point of the course.

Module 4

Performance in physical education
Non-examined assessments in performance in ONE sport (see list of permitted sports) and evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement oral.

This module is worth 30% of the total grade.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to secure a grade B in Physical Education or Dance and 2 C grades in Science (Core/Additional, iGCSE or 2/3 Triple Science) in order to pursue Physical Education.

Assessment

A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed throughout the course. Students should expect to undertake some group work, make presentations and research areas using the internet. Students should note that there is a practical element to this course.

Future opportunities

Physical Education is well regarded by both universities and employers alike. At advanced level Physical Education is a multi-disciplinary subject, offering students the opportunity to study aspects of science, sociology, psychology. It is therefore well-regarded as a subject for matriculation to university for both P.E. related courses and as a complementary one for the vast majority of Higher Education courses. Students considering a career in Physiotherapy would additionally be required to study a science subject.

Further information

Physical Education combines well with any subject offered within the Sixth Form. It has excellent links with both the humanities and sciences and especially complements subjects such as Psychology, Biology and History.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Coopers' Company and Coborn School directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2017
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