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Physical Education A Level at The Hazeley Academy

Course description

You will develop an understanding of how the different systems within the body work and how these systems work together to allow individuals to take part in sport. You will be introduced to the new concept of skill acquisition; understanding how individuals learn new sport skills, methods of improving them as well as psychological factors that can affect performance both at elite and early stages of sport performance. You will investigate social issues within sport, which can both encourage and prevent individuals from leading a healthy life style, such as how the role of media and the development of modern technologies influence life style choices. Practically, you will perform or coach in one activity and will learn to analyse performances, and suggest how to improve them.



Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum grade of a B in GCSE PE or Merit in BTEC Sport.

If applying to The Hazeley from another school, you must also have a reference letter from your Head of PE, confirming your practical suitability for the course.


This is a de-coupled qualification, students will have the opportunity to take their AS at the end of Year 12 and the A Level at the end of Year 13.

Future opportunities

This course is broad enough to open up possibilities in a variety of fields and provides you with the knowledge and skills to proceed to higher education, accessing courses in: Sport Science; Sports Coaching; Physiotherapy; Sports Rehabilitation; Sport Psychology; Sports Performance; Nutrition, Physical Education (with QTS); Personal Training (both through higher education and apprenticeships) and Biomechanics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hazeley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2016
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