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Physical Education at The Brunts Academy

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 28 May 2014

Key information

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