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PHYSICAL EDUCATION A LEVEL at Queensmead School

Course description

The subject takes a multi-disciplinary approach, encouraging the development of different methods of enquiry drawn from a wide range of disciplines, with the focal point being the performer and performance. This is based on the interaction between the theory and practice of Physical Education.

Course content

YEAR 12
Module 1:
Unit G451 An Introduction to PE
Section A Anatomy and Physiology
Section B Acquiring movement skills
Section C Socio-Cultural Studies relating to participation in physical activity

Module 2:
Unit G452 Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in PE

YEAR 13
Module 3:
Unit G453 Principles and Concepts across different areas of PE
Section A Socio-Cultural options
Option A1: Historical studies
Section B Scientific options
Option B1: Sports Psychology
Option B3: Exercise and Sport Physiology

Module 4:
Unit G454 The improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities in PE

Entry requirements

Students who have studied GCSE PE should have gained a B grade or better to be suitable for the course. However, it is not compulsory to have studied PE at GCSE although a C in science would be beneficial. Students should have a genuine interest in PE and sport in both the practical and theoretical elements, and participate in sport for a club outside of school.

Future opportunities

Traditional pathways linked with performing, coaching, instructing, organising, officiating and sports medicine. There are also many industries associated with the sport and leisure sector which employ hundreds of thousands of people including: Sport & Recreation, Health & Fitness and The Outdoors. This along with a diverse range of vocational options available including: Apprenticeships, Diplomas, Foundation Degrees and NVQs.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

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