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A-Level Physical Education at Leeds West Academy

Course description

This course combines practical skills and academic study. It is suitable for students who have enjoyed and been successful at GCSE Science, and ideally also at GCSE PE. PE A-Level is a combination of practical and theory, so being a well-rounded athlete is essential. You will be practically assessed in different aspects of a sport of your choice: aspects can range from performing to officiating and coaching. It is essential that you have a strong passion for at least one sport. The theoretical units focus on the history, psychology and the science surrounding sport.

Entry requirements

GCSE Science grade 5 or above and GCSE English grade 5 or above. A Level 2 qualifi cation in sport would be benefi cial (GCSE PE at 5 or above or BTEC sport at distinction).

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: 07 December 2018
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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      Ofsted judged us to be a ''good school with outstanding leadership and management''.

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