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Physical Education A Level

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSE's graded A*-C including English and Science at grade C/4 or above. GCSE PE is preferable. Students must also be actively involved in one sport or coaching & performing in one sport.

Why Should You Take This Course?
Students will gain an excellent foundation of anatomical and physiological knowledge alongside the development of practical skills at the core of your studies. You will be able to explore in greater depth a broad range of sporting topics including the Olympic Games and Drugs in Sport.

Course content
Year 1
Unit 1: Participation in Sport and Recreation
70% of AS marks
Unit 2: The Critical Sports Performer
30% of AS marks
Year 2
Unit 3: Preparation for Optimum Sports Performance
Unit 4: The Developing Sports Performer
Other units may include: Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology, Sport and Society and Role of Technology.

How will I be assessed?
There will be one exam at the end of the first year, which lasts for 2 hours and accounts for 70% of your AS assessment.
NEA (non-exam assessment) counts for the other 30%. (15% written, 15% one sport practical).
A2 is assessed by a 2 hour exam - Sport Psychology, Historical Studies in PE and Exercise and Sport Physiology (50% of mark) and a Coursework assessment of one activity (50% of mark).

Are there any special expenses?
There may be additional costs for:
- Lab visits
- Revision guides
There is a PE uniform which students will be expected to wear for all lessons.

What could I do next?
Coaching, sports centre work, PE teaching, HND or degree in sports related area.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post