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Physical Education A Level at Teesdale School

Course description

Sport and Physical Education qualifications are rising in prominence and are highly regarded and accepted by employers and Higher Education institutions. A qualification in this subject will prepare students for careers in areas such as leisure and tourism, coaching, the armed forces, teaching, physiotherapy and much more.

AS Subject Content and Assessment

Students following an AS level course in Physical Education are given an opportunity, through experiential learning to develop an understanding of the physiological and psychological processes which underpin performance in physical activity. The performance of skills and techniques in two roles (performer, official, referee or coach) in a chosen sport forms another major part of the course.

At AS the course is assessed through practical ability to perform, analyse and evaluate the execution of core skills in isolation and structured practice. There is also a two hour written exam on applied physiology, skill acquisition and opportunities for participation.

A2 Subject Content and Assessment

This provides the student with the opportunity to study the subject in much greater depth.  Further modules in physiology, psychology and contemporary issues allow students to begin a critical analysis of factors which contribute to elite performance.  The knowledge, skills and understanding are translated into a practical or written assessment incorporating all areas of study and a two hour written examination.

Entry requirements

A GCSE in Physical Education is not a requirement for this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teesdale School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years