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AS/A2 Level Physical Education at Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form

Course description

Examination Board: AQA

British success at the Olympic and Paralympic games has seen sport become a dominant force within society. When combined with events such as Wimbledon and the Rugby & Football World Cups, this increased interest has resulted in sport becoming big business. As such, the theory behind sports performance has become an extremely popular field of study. Physical Education introduces you to sports theory and covers a wide range of aspects from biomechanics, anatomy and physiology to psychology and historical developments.

Aims of the course

Physical Education aims to:

 develop the ability to interrelate the theoretical aspects of Physical Education with a selection of practical activities;

 develop the skills necessary to analyse, evaluate and improve performance;

 develop an appreciation of scientific, social, moral and cultural issues which affect participation and performance in physical activity;

 develop planning and practical skills for effective performance and problem solving skills;

 provide an experience which is valuable to personal development and as a foundation both for employment or further advanced study;

 develop knowledge in balanced, active and healthy lifestyles, participation (performance in a variety of roles).

Programme of Study

During the course, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of sports related subjects. You will apply this knowledge in written examinations and through written and practical coursework.


Unit 1: PHED1 Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle

60% of AS; 2 hour written examination.

Covering two sections: Section A - Applied Exercise Physiology; Skill Acquisition; Opportunities for Participation. Section B - Applied Exercise Physiology in practical situations; Skill Acquisition in practical situations.

Unit 2: PHED2 Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in an adopted

role/s 40% of AS; Students will be assessed in two practical activities which can be as a performer, coach or official.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years