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Physical Education AS/A2 Level at Baysgarth School

Course description

A-level PE offers the greatest depth of Physical Education knowledge available. Students study a huge range of topics from Physiology and anatomy, to Psychology, Acquisition of skills, History of sport and Sport in Society. These topics are all covered in great depth and assessed through external modular tests in January and June.

The course is mainly theoretical, with 75% of the total mark coming from the theory exams. The final 25% is made up of coursework and practical elements. Students must be highly competent in two sporting disciplines to achieve highly in A-level PE.

Currently we offer Lifeguarding as one of the student’s two sports, allowing them to gain their National Pool lifeguard Qualification and therefore gain employment as recreation assistants, as well as generating marks for their A-Level PE. A-level PE is taught through a range of different teaching styles, including times where students will study independently, or will be required to research areas that have been taught in greater depth.

Students who take A-Level PE must be aware of the academic qualities needed to succeed, and hard work is expected at all times throughout the course. Students must learn to be independent; self-motivated and well organised to make the most of A-Level PE. Students who successfully complete the course open the door to a huge range of careers in sport, physiology, medicine, uniformed services and psychology.

Future opportunities

Students taking sport, either as A-Level or OCR Technicals, will open up a range of career opportunities from sport, physiology, medicine, uniformed services and psychology. Some of the most common career paths that students follow after A-Level study include becoming PE Teachers, Coaches, Joining the RAF, Army or Navy, Physiotherapy, Police, Fire service, Nursing, Sports Development, Sports Psychology, Child Psychology and Sociology. The range of topics offered to students who study sport means that they will have a large range of careers available to them.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

Key information

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