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Physical Education at Fort Pitt Grammar School

Course description

This course is available to learners enrolled at this school and learners at other schools within the Chatham Consortium.  

Why should I study Physical Education?

A level Physical Education allows those with a keen interest and flair for sport to develop further their theoretical understanding of the world of sport and physical activity.

What will the course involve?

The course is multidisciplinary and includes: • Scientific components (Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology) Psychological components (Skill Acquisition and Sport Psychology) • Sociological components (Sport and society, comparative issues in sport) • The student’s practical ability is assessed in one area of physical activity and coursework takes the form of a formal observation on the Evaluation and Appreciation of a live practical performance. The A Level is assessed through three examinations and a practical performance.

How might this course complement others? 

A Level PE goes well with Biology, Psychology, Sociology and History.

How will this subject be useful in the future?

The Leisure and Sport industry is still one of the fastest growing industries; there is a wide variety of related university courses and careers, for example: Sport Psychology, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Journalism, Sports Marketing, Sports Medicine, Sports Management, Sports Science, Coaching and Teaching to name a few.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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  • Start date: Next September