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Course description

The study of Physical Education at A level constitutes a rigorous, interesting and challenging option. It is a very diverse course with a broad ranging topic base that plays to the strengths of a well rounded academic and sporting individual. It should be pursued by someone with an interest in the wider world of sport yet is not the preserve of the sporting elite. Sporting ability is now assessable in areas such as coaching and officiating meaning that high levels of personal sporting performance are less important overall. A minimum of one strong area of practical ability is advisable. The examinable content draws on a wide range of academic skills, applying the study of sport to the contexts of science, psychology, sociology and analyses of human movement.

Entry requirements

GCSE PE is not a prerequisite for this course. If GCSE PE has been taken it will have provided you with a useful foundation for the course and we ask that you attain at least a B in this subject at GCSE.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years