Physical Education A Level at Waddesdon CofE School
At AS level, candidates will develop knowledge and skills to help understand the opportunities for and effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Candidates will be given the opportunity to build on their experience and improve their personal skills/techniques across a variety of roles in a sport of their choice to improve performance.
At A2, candidates will further develop their understanding of physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects that optimise performance. Candidates will also explore and evaluate the impact of contemporary issues such as technology on sport and the performer.
Candidates will be given the opportunity to utilise their own knowledge and understanding developed during the course to improve their own personal performance, as a practical performer, coach/leader or official.
At A2 students study a further 2 units
The course of study expands on many of the theoretical ideas and concepts already encountered in the Key Stage 4 curriculum. It also provides a natural progression for students who have studied GCSE Physical Education by extending their knowledge of skills, techniques and effective performance. GCSE Physical Education is by no means a pre-requisite for this course. However, it is essential for students to have achieved B grades or above in GCSE Science and at least a B in the theory paper of the GCSE PE. Due to a new practical emphasis on the course, it is also imperative that students wishing to follow A-Level PE must play some form of competitive sport outside of school.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waddesdon CofE School directly.