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Physical Education A Level at The Latimer Arts College

Course description

Are you interested in learning about different aspects of sport? Ever wondered why some performers are stronger, faster, more motivated and more successful than others? Do you have a passion for Psychology, Sociology or Human Biology? A Level PE covers a wide range of topics and allows you to combine aspects of all these subject areas within a sporting context.

A Level PE can lead onto many interesting degree courses within this field, for example Sport Science, Sport Management, Teaching, or Physiotherapy. In addition it can be used as a route into the Sport and Leisure industry in jobs such as Coaching, working in Health and Fitness Centres and working within Leisure Services. However, it is also a good qualification to help you onto any course at University. 

Course content

Applied Exercise Physiology:

  • How the body works
Skill Acquisition and Psychological Aspects:
  • How we become skilful and how the mind contributes to or hinders sporting success

Opportunities for Participation and Contemporary influences:

  • A look at the many factors which affect participation and sport in our society

Entry requirements

GCSE PE Grade B, or Level 2 BTEC Sport Distinction


Practical assessment as a performer or coach in one chosen sport/activity

Written assessment: Exam on 3 areas of the syllabus:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Skill acquisition and psychological aspects
  • Opportunities for Participation and Contemporary influences

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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    • The Latimer Arts College is a thriving, high performing school and I am privileged to be Principal.  Those in our learning community love contributing to our vibrant and exciting college life, supported by our Arts College ethos. Together we share one key aim: to secureoutstanding achievements for each individual by delivering excellence in all that we do.

      At The Latimer Arts College we place no boundaries on ambition, no limits on aspirations and no barriers in the way of achievement.  We are very proud of our students and to us, every child really does matter: we work tirelessly to make sure that each of our students feels valued, makes progress and achieves personal success so that they can be the best that they can be!

      Siobhan Hearne