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Physical Education (A Level) 

Course outline

AS Physical Education -        

A. Applied Anatomy & Physiology, Biomechanics – 35%

B. Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology Sport & Society – 35%

C. Performance or Coaching, Evaluation of Performance – 30%

A Level Physical Education

A. Applied anatomy & Physiology, Biomechanics – 30%

B. Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology - 30%

C. Sport and Society and Contemporary Issues – 20%

D. Performance or Coaching, Evaluation of Performance – 20%

What type of student succeeds at Physical Education A Level?

Physical Education is a challenging and demanding A Level. It requires pupils to have a broad range of knowledge covering many disciplines, including Anatomy & Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology and contemporary issues. Pupils must be able to demonstrate a high level of practical ability in a chosen activity.

Subject requirements at GCSE

A minimum of a Grade 6 at PE GCSE and a minimum of Grade 5 at GCSE English & Science is required in order to study Physical Education at A Level.

Complementary subjects

Physical Education is well paired with any of the Science or Social Science Subjects: Physics, Maths, Sociology and Psychology.

Homework

Students receive homework every single lesson. Physical Education is best learned through constant practice and repetition and students get plenty of opportunity to do so. Exam packs are produced containing every single past paper question so students will never run out of practice questions. Students are required to carry out their own physical practice as a requirement of the course.

 

Future Directions

Which university courses require Physical Education A Level?

Sports Science degree requires Physical Education A Level. Often Sports coaching or a pathway to teaching PE will also require an A Level in Physical Education.

Which university courses look favourably on Physical Education A Level?

Physical Education A Level is favourable for any degree which requires a sports or physiological background.

What are the entry requirements to study Physical Education at university?

Physical Education entry requirements are C or above with preferably a science A Level as well.

Which careers could Physical Education A Level lead to?

Biomechanics, Physiologist, Sports Scientist, PE Teacher, Sports Coach, Physiotherapist.

Level 3 Sport (BTEC) - Education & Football Programme 

Course outline

Level 3 Diploma        

Students are required to complete 9 units over the course of 2 years of which 2 are externally assessed.

The units covered range from: Anatomy & Physiology, Sport as a Business, Sports Psychology, Sports Coaching, Nutrition and Sports injury.

Practical                                 

Students are given the opportunity to achieve a level 1 FA coaching award.

What type of student succeeds at Physical Education A Level?

Sports BTEC Level 3 requires pupils to have a broad range of knowledge covering many disciplines, including Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology and contemporary issues. Students must be able to work independently and as part of the group and be able to meet demanding deadlines to submit the coursework.

Subject requirements at GCSE

A keen interest in sport and in particular football. Students ideally would have either passed a GCSE in PE or a Level 2 BTEC in Sport to at least a Merit standard. Students must be willing to undertake physical activity and have a genuine interest in sport outside of school life.

Complementary subjects

Sport BTEC is well paired with any of the science or social science subjects: Physics, Maths and Psychology.

Homework

Students receive homework every single lesson. Sport BTEC is best learned through constant practice and repetition and students get plenty of opportunity to do so. Students receive a very detailed course pack which will enable them to study and complete all work that is set.

 

Future Directions

Which university courses require BTEC Sport?

Sports Coaching will require a BTEC Sport qualification. Often a Sports Science degree requires BTEC Sport or a pathway to teaching PE.

Which university courses look favourably on BTEC Sport?

Sport BTEC is favourable for any degree which requires a sports background. E.g. Sports Management, Sports Coaching or Sports Studies.

What are the entry requirements to study Physical Education at university?

Sport BTEC requirements tend to be at least a Merit or above.

Which careers could BTEC Sport lead to?

Sports Scientist, PE teacher, Sports Coach, Sports Management.