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Physical Education A-Level at WALSALL ACADEMY

Course description

There are a growing number of opportunities for students of AGCE Physical Education. Physical Education is an ideal qualification for students interested in studying amongst other things, Sports Science, Physical Education, Physioth erapy or Leisure at University. AGCE Physical Education develops transferable skills and key skills for which employers look, so students can use their qualification to go straight into employment. Finally it offers a greater opportunity to stay activelyi nvolved in sport.

We expect all students to demonstrate a high level of motivation and have the capacity for hard work. Sixth Form work is demanding and students are expected to take increased responsibility for their own learning through supported self-study courses. Excellent attendance is vital if students are to benefit from the courses. Club or county sport representation is not essential but would be a significant advantage to the candidate.

Course content

The course allows students to experience a range of roles in sport and physical activity including coaching, officiating and performing. We have a number of links with local sports clubs at both local and professional level such as Walsall FC and Worcester Warriors RFC sometimes leading to voluntary work placements. Links with businesses have also led to the completion of level 1 and level 2 personal training courses for students. Students can complete the level 3 Sports Leaders qualification. We also offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s (grades A*-C) or equivalent including English and Mathematics

Grade B in GCSE Physical Education, or Distinction in BTEC Sport level 2

Grade 5 in GCSE English

Students must satisfactorily pass their AS Physical Education to at least grade D to be allowed to continue to full A level in Year 13.

Future opportunities

Career opportunities include work in the following fields: PE teaching, Coaching, Sport and Leisure Industry, Sports Marketing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health, Police Force, Fire Service, Armed Forces.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact WALSALL ACADEMY directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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