Physical Education A Level at Orleans Park
Are you passionate about sport? Interested in a career in sport? Keen to develop your understanding of how the body and mind respond to exercise? Are you also interested in discovering how sports in this country came to be and the effect the mind can have on performance? How to train and recover from training effectively? These are just some of the areas covered in A Level Physical Education. You will need to be assessed in one practical performance over the two years and conduct an analysis of a performer’s strengths and weaknesses.
A Level Physical Education is an exciting, challenging and diverse course. Students are given the opportunities to gain a deeper understanding into the Anatomy and Physiology of the body, the principles of Bio mechanics and how this is related to sporting movements, how sports psychology can effect/enhance performance and to learn about the history of sport in the UK. Students will also be assessed in one practical activity throughout the course of the two years and will be expected to be playing at a high standard outside school in that sport. Alternatively they can be assessed as a coach but will need to be doing this on a regular basis and any governing body qualifications would be an advantage in that role.
Students will sit three papers:
Physiological Factors affecting performance worth 30% of overall A Level
Psychological Factors affecting performance worth 20% of overall A Level
Socio-Cultural factors affecting performance worth 20% of overall A Level
The final section is Practical performance and Analysis of Performance worth 30% of overall A Level
This course can lead to variety of career paths and University courses. If you are thinking about a career in Sport, Physiotherapy, Coaching or public/armed services this is a great start. In addition a career in sports psychology, nutrition or as a sports scientist then this course is for you.
Applications to the Sixth Form for September 2019 open on Monday 1 October 2018 and close on Friday 11 January 2019. Please apply for 3 courses plus a reserve choice.
Entry Requirements for September 2019:
6 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 with at least 3 subjects at Grade 6 (or equivalent Grade B) including English and Mathematics at Grade 4 or higher. Some subjects have specific requirements (as shown on the individual subject page) and we strongly advise that students have at least a GCSE Grade 6 (or equivalent Grade B) in the subjects they will study at A Level.
How to apply
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