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Physical Education A Level at Wallington High School for Girls

Course description

Physical Education is for those of you that love being active, enjoy the competitive/performance nature of sport and enjoy learning about the psychological, biological and contemporary issues surrounding sports performance in the world today.

Course content

Paper 1
Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport (35%)
- Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
- Section B: Skill acquisition
- Section C: Sport and society

Paper 2
Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport (35%)
- Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics
- Section B: Sport psychology
- Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

Students participate in a range of sports in lessons and then select one sport in which to be assessed in for their final moderation (30%)

Entry requirements

An A grade in GCSE Physical Education. If PE was not taken at GCSE then students will be considered on their sport/dance experience.

Future opportunities

Complements Biology, Psychology, History and English. A wide range of skills will be developed including coaching, leading, presenting, synthesis of information. This course would lead to a wide range of careers including those in the sporting field. Students will continue with practical lessons and will attend an outdoor activities visit.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallington High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016
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