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Physical Education AS/A Level

What will I study?

This course will benefit anyone considering a career which is Physical Education or Sport related. You will develop an understanding of anatomy, sports psychology, exercise physiology, biomechanics,
fitness, skill acquisition and historical/cultural aspects within Sport and Physical Education.

Whilst certain elements will be taught through practical sessions, this is predominantly a theoretical course, so students should be comfortable with science based subjects. You will be expected to apply your sporting experiences to better understand the concepts developed in lessons.

Although high-level competitive performance is not essential, your athletic ability will influence your final grade and all students will be assessed as a performer in two different sports. Students also have
the option of being assessed as an official or a coach in a sport of their choice.

Students are encouraged to combine their studies with the College's Sports Development programme, but it is not a compulsory part of the course. You will benefit from the College's impressive facilities,
including our multi-purpose sports hall opened in 2012.

What next?

This course is excellent preparation for students planning to continue on to university to study any physical education or sport related degree. Future careers might include PE teaching, sports coaching,
physiotherapy, leisure management and fitness training.

Alternatively, students may consider direct entry into other employment or further training.

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Key Information

Assessment:
Coursework (40%) Exam (60%)

Duration:
1 year (AS)/2 years (A Level)

Entry requirements:
Standard entry requirements plus grade B in GCSE Science. Grade B in GCSE Physical Education also desirable.

Exam board:
AQA

Costs: £25 per year for textbooks.

To support the transition to A Level learning we recommend that students complete this task during the summer. Click here to download >>

Programme Leader:
Sean O'Dell

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