Physical Education A Level at Colston's Girls' School
Why study PE?
A Level Physical Education covers many different skills and topic areas. The breadth of study is very wide therefore works very well alongside subjects such as Biology and Psychology. Topics include muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, diet, biomechanics, how we learn, training programmes, the history of sport and technology in sport. If you are a keen sportsperson or keen to study sport at University, A Level PE will prepare you extremely well. The theory is fascinating and you can apply this directly to your own sport thus enhancing your performance.
AS Theory (70%)
1. Applied anatomy and physiology
2. Skill acquisition
3. Sport and society
4. Biomechanical movement
5. Sport psychology
6. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport
A Level Theory (70%)
As above plus exercise physiology
AS & A Level Practical (30%)
Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity and a will complete a written or verbal analysis of performance.
6 C grades and above
Regular participation in a sport.
GCSE PE is an advantage but not essential.
A Level: Two 2 hour examination (70%) and practical performance (30%).
AS Level: 2 hour examination (70%) and practical performance (30%).
Physical Education is vast and covers many elements that would be useful in a number of careers. Many A Level PE students progress into teaching, coaching, journalism, physiotherapy, sports psychology, sports science and nutrition.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colston's Girls' School directly.