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A Level : Physical Education at Melton Vale Sixth Form College

Course description

This is a 2 year course designed to build on students’ experience at KS4 and GCSE level, it combines theoretical content with practical assessments. Students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of Physical Education and how the factors involved impact on performance and participation. As well as the theoretical elements of the course students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their ability as a performer, coach or official.

This qualification is linear, which means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.  The course combines theoretical content with practical assessments.

Course content

The theoretical content comprises the following elements:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

Entry requirements

MV16 Minimum Requirements:
To study A-Levels at MV16 you must have achieved a minimum of grade 4+ in GCSE English and Maths, plus 3 grade 6's or B's in other subject areas including any subject-specific entry requirements where stated on the individual subject pages.





How will I be assessed?
Theoretical assessment is completed through 2 written exam papers, the exam papers will have multiple choice, short answer and extended answer questions. There is also a non-exam assessment, this will assess practical performance in physical activity and sport. Students will be assessed as a performer or coach in the full-sided version of one activity. There is also an assessment of their written/verbal analysis and evaluation of performance.

Paper 1:   2 hours            (105 marks) 35% of A level
Paper 2:   2 hours            (105 marks) 35% of A level
Practical Assessment:      (90 marks)  30% of A level



Future opportunities

The subjects you study will be invaluable at a personal level and will help you to be better at sport, no matter what your standard. This A Level also opens up a number of career options, for example: sport scientist, physiotherapist, exercise or fitness trainer, the active leisure industry, or working for a national governing body. It will also assist entry onto university courses such as BSc Sport Science and B.Ed Physical Education.

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Science to prepare for higher education in areas of Sport Studies, Recreation, Exercise and Science or more general higher education courses.

The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the sporting sectors. 

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact Mrs J Regan on 01664 504750, email or visit our website

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Melton Vale Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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