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Physical Education A level at Charters School

Course description

AS/A2 level physical education is the study of human movement, performance and behaviour in relation to sport and P.E.  It takes a multi-disciplinary approach encouraging the development of a range of methods.  The course aims to provide greater knowledge, insight and understanding of human performances.

Course content

Component 1 - Physiological Factors Affecting Performance; Component 2: Psychological Factors Affecting Performance; Component 3: Socio-Cultural Issues in Physical  Activity and Sport; Component 4 - Performance in Physical Education.

Entry requirements

Do you have a high level of enthusiasm for sport in all its forms?  Have you got a sound understanding of the theory aspects from GCSE PE/BTEC Sport?  If so, this could be the course for you.  This is a demanding course and a lot more time will be spent on theory aspects than the practical ones.

Future opportunities

The PE subject could lead you towards numerous University courses, including: Sports Studies, Sports Science, PE teacher training, Leisure Studies, Sports Management, Stength and Conditioning, Exercise and Health, Nutrition, Sports Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy.  In addition, A level PE is now well regarded as an A level subject when applying to courses in different fields of study. It will also help to gain employment in most sporting sectors such as: Sports Coaching, PE teacher training, Physiotherapy, Personal Training, Sport Psychologist, Lecturer, Sports Management and Sporting Events.

Further information

Unlike GCSE/BTEC Sport, this course is mainly theory based. However you will be assessed in one practical sport (70% theory; 30% practical) for which you do have the option of performing or coaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charters School directly.

Last updated date: 22 January 2018

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