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Physical Education A Level at Oasis Academy Brightstowe

Course description

This course is valuable to anyone with a passion for sport and the factors that affect sports participation and performance. It is suitable for anyone interested in a career in the leisure industry and the perfect qualification for anyone considering a sport-based course in further education. The practical element of the syllabus allows students to be assessed as a coach and/or performer and/or official.

Course content

AS level

• Opportunities for and effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle

• Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as performer and/or in an adopted role(s)

A2 level

• Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport

• Optimising practical performance in a competitive situation


The syllabus places a great emphasis on practical assessment and, therefore, delivery methods will also be geared more towards this aspect. Analysis of performance will be supported by the use of video analysis software and the more traditional methods such as PowerPoint presentations, and group discussion will also feature prominently.

Future opportunities

There are many sports related careers for which A level PE would be a perfect starting point, such as sports coaching, physiotherapy and even PE teaching! Even if your intentions are not sport related, this is a demanding but rewarding course for anyone with a genuine interest in sport and the many varied factors that affect performance at all levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oasis Academy Brightstowe directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2015

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