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Physical Education AS and A Level at The Oxford Academy

Course description

Students of AS/A Level Physical Education extend their strong academic performance in GCSE PE and Science through an in depth study of human performance and sport. You will already be participating in at least one sport at an excellent standard.

PE SUPPORT FROM OXFORD UNITED Across all elements of this course you will be supported to explore your learning outcomes through practical experience:

  • Work with qualified coaches to learn how to optimise performance by working with an Oxford United Development Team
  •  Develop and deliver opportunities for people to lead a healthy and active lifestyle
  •  Work with professionals to analyse and evaluate physical activity
  •  Gain real coaching and officiating experience with Oxford United Community Trust

Course content

The four unit specification covers a range of topics allowing you to further develop and extend your understanding of human performance in sport. The elements covered over the two year course are:

  •  Anatomy physiology
  •  Sport psychology
  •  Sports sociology
  •  Skill acquisition
  •  Sports performance
  •  Performance analysis
  •  Practical performance

Participating in a sport at an excellent standard will enable you to apply your knowledge to give you access to the higher grades.

There are a number of potential careers leading from an A Level in Physical Education including:

  •  Sports Psychology
  •  Education
  •  Sport Science
  •  Coaching
  •  Sports massage therapy
  •  Sports trainer
  •   Sports management

Entry requirements

5 A*-C including English and Maths level 5, with a minimum grade B in GCSE PE and Science

Future opportunities

There are also opportunities for further study in any of these fields, with an A Level in Physical Education.

Other courses that might interest you include A Level Psychology, Sociology and Biology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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      • Sports Hall for futsal, basketball, netball, volleyball, trampolining… anything you want to do indoors
      • 3G Dome – the only covered 3G in the county
      • Astro pitch for hockey and football
      • Multi Use Games Area so you can do a whole host of things here; tennis, netball, table tennis 
      • Grass pitches for rugby, football, lacrosse
      • Physiotherapy room with physio support available by appointment  from  Oxford United physios just in case you need help with an injury
      • Dance studio
      • Fitness studio
      • Cricket nets

      We also have art rooms, a food technology room, a fully functioning theatre and drama studio, recording studio and a hair and beauty salon with treatments available from students studying Beauty.

      When you’re not studying there’s plenty of other activities you can be doing in state of the art facilities. Advance isn’t just about helping you pass your exams, it’s about helping you become the best person you can be and that means you’ve used the space to explore what you love.