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PE A LEVEL( RPA) at Richmond Park Academy - RPA

Course description

A Level PE will equip learners with bott a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education.

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport
  • Understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance
  • Understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people‚Äôs involvement in physical activity and sport
  • Understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport
  • Refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques
  • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance

Course content

Component 1: Physiological factors affecting performance

1.1: Applied anatomy and physiology

1.2: Exercise physiology

1.3: Biomechanics

 

Component 2: Psychological factors affecting performance

2.1: Skill acquisition

2.2: Sports psychology

 

Component 3: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

3.1: Sport and society

3.2: Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

 

Component 4: Performance in physical education

4.1: Performance or coaching a chosen activity

Entry requirements

PE GCSE grade B or grade 6

Future opportunities

Exercise and sport science: health industry, sport/exercise assessment and advising, sport equipment development/testing, fitness training/coaching/development, exercise research. Sport and leisure studies: sport management and marketing, sport psychology consultants, sports journalism, local sporting bodies. Professional Studies: outdoor educators, preparation for teacher training, sports coaching, sport/recreation and youth workers. Exercise prescription and management: training and rehabilitation, consultancy to the fitness industry, cardiac rehabilitation, working with sport and disability organisations.

Further information

EXAM BOARD: OCR

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Park Academy - RPA directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2016
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