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A Level Sport at Bedlingtonshire Community High School

Course description

The course is split into 3 theoretical areas: Anatomy and Physiology, Acquiring Movement Skills and Psychology and Socio-cultural Skills. In addition to the theory lessons there is a strong emphasis on physical performance and students will be assessed in two different sports (you can opt to be assessed as a performer, coach or official). Students will also develop their ability to observe and analyse performances. Their ability to do this will be assessed in a verbal interview.

Entry requirements

Students who do well in this subject have typically achieved merit/distinction/ distinction* grades at BTEC level. It will also be important that you achieved a minimum of a merit grade in the GCSE written papers/ BTEC coursework to prove you are capable of approaching the theory content of the AS/A2 syllabus.

You will need to be a competent performer in two sports. It is expected that you will be competing regularly in these sports as you will not have formal practical lessons timetabled. You will be expected to work independently and complete all homework tasks set by staff. You will be set an independent task in September where you will need to practice your observational skills on one of your two chosen sports.


AS (H154): two units
G451: written exam covering three areas of work taught by three different teachers: • Acquiring Movement Skills
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Socio-Cultural Studies
G452: Assessment of two practical activities and your observation and analysis interview

A Level (H554): two units
G453: written exam covering three areas of work taught by three different teachers:
• Psychology of Sport
• Exercise Physiology
• Historical Studies of Sport

G454: Assessment of one practical activity and your observation and analysis interview

Future opportunities

AS/A Level PE is recognised by universities for those interested in studying in Higher Education within the field of PE and Sport. This A Level is highly suited to students who wish to study courses in: Sport and Exercise Science, PE teaching, Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Physiology and Anatomy and Science related courses

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bedlingtonshire Community High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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