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Physical Education AS A2 at Weston Favell Academy

Course content

Unit 1: The social basis of sportHistory of sportCultural aspects of sportOrganisation of sportOlympic gamesRacism, commercialism, gender and politicsUnit 2: CourseworkChoice of practicalAnalysis of performanceSkill acquisitionTheories of learningWritten courseworkUnit 3: Performance & trainingAnatomy & physiologyFitness testingMeasurement & evaluationUnit 4: Global trends in sport·       Exploring different cultures, with particular reference to North America and AustraliaUnit 5: Coursework·       Refining performance·       Practical activities·       Personal-exercise-programme·       Written courseworkUnit 6: Scientific principlesEnergy systemsMuscle and nerve physiologyPsychology

Entry requirements

It is not a pre-requisite that you studied this subject at GCSE. As with all A Levels you require a minimum of 5 GCSE passes, or equivalent, at C and above. A `B` grade in Science would be an advantage.


UNIT 1:          ExaminationUNIT 2:          Written and practical coursework tasksUNIT 3:          ExaminationUNIT 4:          ExaminationUNIT 5:          Written coursework, practical tasks, research projectUNIT 6:          Examination

Future opportunities

Through studying AS/A2 PE, students learn a variety of transferable skills including collecting and analysing data, communicating findings and identifying and developing the links between different parts of the subject.Many students chose to study degree courses in Sport Science, Sport Studies, Leisure & Recreation Management and the Civil Service.

Further information

You will study using various methods including:LecturesICTIndividual researchHomework tasksPowerPoint presentationsPractical workSeveral AS and A2 subjects combine very well with Physical Education:Biology, Sociology and Psychology all link with units within PE 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weston Favell Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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