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Physical Education A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

A level PE is a theory based course with the practical element being a requirement for students to undertake outside of timetabled lessons across at least two sport disciplines.

Course content

Year 1

Theory 70%:

  • Applied Physiology (Section A)
  • Skill acquisition and sports psychology (Section B)
  • Sport and society and technology in sport (Section C)

Practical 30%:

  • 1 chosen activity as a coach or performer in a full sided version of 1 activity
  • Written/verbal analysis of performance

Year 2

Theory 70%:

  • Paper 1: Applied anatomy and physiology, Skill Acquisition & Sport and Society
  • Paper 2: Exercise physiology and biomechanics, Sports psychology & Sport and society and technology in sport

Practical 30%:

  • 1 chosen activity as a coach or performer in a full sided version of 1 activity
  • Written/verbal analysis of performance

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language or better
GCSE PE B or better

Future opportunities

The syllabus provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers in Teaching, Coaching, the Leisure Industry, Recreational Management, the Health & Fitness Industry and Professional Sport. An A Level in PE is rapidly becoming an essential qualification for specialist study in P.E. and Sports Studies in Higher Education and it is a suitable qualification for other areas of study.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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