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Physical Education A Level at Croesyceiliog School

Course description

AS Level
Unit G451: An Introduction to Physical Activity

Section A – Anatomy and Physiology
This section focuses on the impact of physical activity on the systems of the body and on the young people’s participation and performance in physical activity as part of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle
Section B – Acquiring Movement Skills
This section focuses on the application of movement skills that have an impact on young people’s participation and performance in physical activity as part of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle
Section C – Socio-Cultural Studies relating to participation in physical activity
This section focuses on physical activity as an intrinsically valuable and necessary experience in contemporary society. Candidates will develop their knowledge and understanding of the role of physical activity and its impact on young people and developing a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle

Unit G452: Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education
Candidates will be assessed in either:

  1. Performing two chosen activities from two different activity profiles and Evaluating and Planning for the improvement of performance
  2. Performing one chosen activity and coaching/leading one chosen activity from two different activity profiles together with Evaluating and Planning for the improvement of performance
  3. Performing one chosen activity and officiating one chosen activity from two different profiles together with Evaluating and Planning for the improvement of performance.

A2 Level
Unit G453: Principles and concepts across different areas of Physical Education

Section A - Historical Studies
This section focuses on the historical factors that had an impact on and continue to affect participation and improved competence in physical activity as part of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle.
Section B1 – Sports Psychology
This section focuses on the sports psychology factors, such as individual differences and group dynamics that affect participation and improve competence in physical activity as part of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle
Section B2 - Exercise and Sport Physiology
This section focuses on how the body changes as a result of physical activity and how physical competence may be improved as a result of sustaining a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle


Unit G454: The improvement of effective performance and critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education
Candidates will be assessed in either:

  1. Performing one chosen activity from one of the activity profiles and the Evaluation, Appreciation and Improvement in Performance
  2. Coaching/Leading one chosen activity from one of the activity profiles and the Evaluation, Appreciation and Improvement in Performance
  3. Officiating one chosen activity from one of the activity profiles and the Evaluation, Appreciation and Improvement in Performance

Future opportunities

An Advanced Level qualification in the subject is rapidly becoming an essential pre-requisite for specialist study in Physical Education and Sports Studies in higher education, and it is also a suitable qualification for other areas of study. The course provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers in teaching and coaching, sports development, the leisure industry, and recreational management, the health and fitness industry and professional sport.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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