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Physical Education A Level at The Sweyne Park School

Course description

Sport has major significance at an individual level and as a world phenomenon. It directly relates to enjoyment and entertainment, health, the world economy, and even in fluences politics. Sport also creates dreams. The Olympic values of “striving for excellence”, “demonstrating respect” and “celebrating friendship” are firm foundations for societies. People looked to the London Paralympic Games to fundamentally change attitudes to disability, and further equality.

Course content

A level PE comprises two sections: theoretical and practical elements. The theoretical section includes topics such as, anatomy and physiology, skill acquisition, socio-cultural studies, history of sport, sport psychology, and exercise physiology. The practical section focuses on the individual’s performance over two sports, and their ability to critically analyse performance in relation to different theoretical aspects.

Future opportunities

Directly related: Sports coach, sports therapist, fitness centre manager, sports development officer and personal trainer.

Further afield: Sports nutritionist, sports journalism, sport governance, PE teacher, sport psychologist, physiotherapist, outdoor pursuits manager, event organiser, health promotion specialist, NHS, tourism, hospitality and management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sweyne Park School directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2015

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