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Physical Education at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School

Course description

Why study Physical Education?

Physical Education at AS/A Level is the study of numerous areas which link directly to sport. The AS and A Level courses are refreshing and stimulating courses building on and adding to the content which has previously been learnt at GCSE level. The courses embrace a wide range of disciplines and draw on links to psychological, physiological and socio-cultural aspects of sport.

What will I learn about?

Studying AS and A Level Physical Education will give you a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non-examination component, you will also develop a wide ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport. The AS and A Level in Physical Education is studied through a range of different contexts and the impact it has on both ours and others’everyday lives becomes clear. You will learn the reasons why we do things, why some people outperform others – mentally and physically. You will also delve into the ethical considerations behind the use of drugs and also the influence that modern technology is having on physical activity and sport.

How is it taught?

Delivered over five lessons per week, of which at least one will be devoted to the practical component of the course. Students are encouraged through a range of teaching techniques to develop responsibility for their own learning.

How will I be assessed?

AS –Section one consists of three theory units which include; Physiological Factors Affecting Performance, Psychological Factors in Sport and Socio-cultural Themes in PE. Section two consists of a Performance within Physical Education. This is a personal performance and evaluation (EPI) in one activity. Section one is worth 70% of the final mark and is assessed through two examinations and section two is assessed through a moderation of a practical performance and verbal discussion and is worth 30% of the final mark. A Level - Section one consists of three theory units which include; Physiological Factors Affecting Performance, Psychological Factors Affecting Performance and Socio- Cultural and Contemporary Issues. Section two consists of a Performance within Physical Education. This is a personal performance and evaluation (EPI) in one activity. Section one is worth 70% of the final mark and is assessed through three examinations and section two is assessed through a moderation of practical performance and verbal discussion and is worth 30% of the final mark.

Pathways to future careers/ courses

There are now a number of courses at prestigious Universities which students can go on to study following AS/A Level PE, including; Physical Education, Sports Physiology, Physiotherapy, Sports Media, Sports Coaching and Sports Management.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A*- C including B grade or higher in GCSE Physical Education, English and Science.

Performer, official or coach at club level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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