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Physical Education A-Level at Chase High School

Course description

You’ll need to be physically fit, with a real enthusiasm for PE and a strong desire to develop practical skills. Typically, we would expect you to have a C grade or above in GCSE PE or Distinction in BTEC Sport, and/or a good knowledge of human biology. You’ll also need to keep building up your independent study and research skills, scientific knowledge, numeracy and literacy.

Course content

You’ll build on your knowledge of the factors that affect performance and participation in Physical Education. As well as enhancing your interest in sport, the course will develop your understanding of its scientific related components and contemporary issues in the media. While studying, you’ll take part in basketball, badminton, football, boxercise and tennis, as well as a range of other sports. You’ll benefit from personalised teaching and state-of-the-art 3G pitches at PlayFootball, plus a dedicated gym area and the Sixth Form sports hall.

There are four units over the two-year course:

  • Unit 1 – An introduction to Physical Education (external exam)
  • Unit 2 – Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education (internally assessed)
  • Unit 3 – Principles and concepts across different areas of Physical Education (external exam)
  • Unit 4 – The improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical activities in Physical Education (internally assessed)

Entry requirements

5 x GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including English and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 BTEC, with GCSE English and Maths

Future opportunities

You could go on to study PE and Sports Studies in higher education, both of which can lead to other areas of study. The A Level also provides a great foundation for a career in teaching and coaching, sports development, recreational management, health, leisure and fitness or professional sport.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 July 2015
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