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Physical Education A Level at Chew Valley School

Course description

You will develop your knowledge of scientific and sociological aspects of physical education and sport. This will help in developing coaching skills in your chosen sports.

Course content

This course aims to develop and extend students’ skills and knowledge within the field of Physical Education. It focuses on both the performer and performance and involves the interaction between theory and practice. There is opportunity for both practical performance and the development of scientific and sociological knowledge of Physical Education.

Entry requirements

Students with a genuine interest in studying physical education at a higher level. You will probably have achieved a grade B or better at GCSE and at least a double C in Science. You will also be participating in at least one practical activity on a regular basis.


AS Level:
Unit G451 An introduction to Physical Education
- Section A – Anatomy and Physiology
- Section B – Acquiring Movement Skills
- Section C – Socio-cultural Studies

2 hour written paper taken in June of Year 12. 60% of AS mark, 30% of A2

Unit G452 Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education

- Candidates are assessed in two chosen activities as a performer, as a performer and coach or as a performer and an official. In addition, candidates will be assessed in their oral response to a live performance.

On-going assessment throughout the year. 40% of AS mark, 20% of A2

Unit G453 Principles and Concepts across different areas of Physical Education

- Section A - Socio-cultural Option: Historical Studies
- Section B - Scientific Options: Sports Psychology and Exercise and Sport Physiology

2½ hour written paper in June of Year 13. 35% of A2

Unit G454 – The Improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education

- Candidates are assessed in one chosen activity as a performer, a coach or an official. In addition candidates will be assessed in their oral response to a live performance.

On-going assessment throughout the year. 15% of A2

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chew Valley School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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