Physical Education at The Brunts Academy
This specification builds on the students’ experience from Key Stage 4 and GCSE to enhance their knowledge and increase understanding of the factors that affect participation and performance in Physical Education.
Students will examine the following theory areas:
* The physiological effects of adopting a healthy lifestyle.
* The short term effect of exercise/performance and the long term effects of training.
* Analysis of movement across a range of sporting actions.
* Acquisition of skills and the impact of psychological factors on performance.
* Opportunities for physical activity, benefits to the individual and society and the potential barriers faced by minority groups.
* Energy sources and systems.
* Elite preparation and training.
* Specialised training and sports injuries.
* The use of psychological theories and techniques to optimise performance.
* Concepts and characteristics of World Games and their impact on the state and individual.
* Development and impact of sports technology on performers, equipment and facilities.
* The development of sport from rational recreation to its modern day format.
This course is suitable for students who have a profile of 5 A*-C grades or more, with a minimum of a B grade in English and either a B grade at GCSE PE or a Merit in BTEC Sport.
It will attract students who are enthusiastic about sport, both at the performance and theoretical levels.
Students should also be able to play two sports to a high level to fulfil the practical requirements of the course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Brunts Academy directly.