Physical Education

Passionate about sport?   Driven to find out how you can improve your performance?

Interested in how our bodies push themselves to their physical peak?  Then take A Level PE!

Course Overview
Year 1

Applied Physiology - explore topics including specialised training, nutrition, injuries, biomechanics, as well as looking at how the respiratory, cardiovascular systems and energy systems function and respond to exercise.

Sports Psychology - discover how the brain is behind our performance and how you can use psychological techniques to gain a competitive edge.

Sport in Society and Technology in Sport - learn about the huge impact that sport has on society, and why it is a multi-billion pound industry. There are many fascinating topic areas including, the role of sports organisations, technology in sport, drugs in sport, hooliganism, and sport's relationship with business and the media.

Performing and Analysing your Own Sports Performance - the practical element where you will perform and evaluate your sporting performances.

Year 2
Progression

There are many further and higher education courses for you to continue with after A Level. For example: Sport Science; Sport & PE; Sports Rehabilitation; Sports Coaching; Sports Management.

Careers

Sport is now such a huge industry that there are endless employment opportunities.  For example: Physiotherapist; PE teacher; nutritionist; strength and conditioning coach; sports psychologist; performance analyst; sports journalist.

PE has really helped me develop my physiological and psychological understanding of sport performance.

Sean (Year 12 student)

Key Facts

Qualification type:

A Level

Additional entry requirements:

B/Distinction in GCSE PE/BTEC Sport, B in Science, C in English, competing in at least one sport regularly outside of school

Assessment:

2 x 2 hour written exam (70% course)

Practical sports performance & performance analysis coursework (30%)

Opportunities for work-related activities:

Students will have the opportunity to visit a University sports performance testing lab.  Students will also be able to develop their coaching/leadership skills by working with KS3 and primary students

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