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Physical Education A Level at Holy Family Catholic High School

Course description

The course will appeal to you if you:
have a keen interest in sport and recreation
want to follow a course that develops the theoretical aspects through practical involvement
have an enquiring mind and are interested in sport throughout the world
want to know more about how the body functions and the effects of exercise
want to evaluate and improve their own performance in a range of sports roles
enjoy discovering about yourself in practical situations
want to study a course that is active and that you will enjoy
may want to move on to a related career or higher education course.

Course content

You will:
develop your knowledge and skills in a range of sports roles
explore the contemporary issues in modern sport and recreation
examine the effects of exercise and the relationships between training and performance
identify the pathways and opportunities available to participate in sport and recreation at a local, national and international level
enhance your understanding of how elite performers prepare for sports competition
find ways to improve your own performance in selected roles through your greater understanding of the subject.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above. A pass in the theory exam at GCSE.
An APS (average point score) of 43+ is recommended.

Future opportunities

Studying PE at AS Level can be a useful 'stepping stone' towards a career in the Leisure Industry, Teaching, Physiotherapy, Coaching and Sports Medicine, to name but a few. With an Advanced GCE Physical Education qualification, you will have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. You learn and use a variety of transferable skills throughout the course. These include:
e course. These include:
- collecting, analysing and interpreting data
- communicating your findings in different ways
- identifying and developing the links between different parts of the subject.
These skills are in great demand by employers, universities and colleges

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Family Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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