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A Level: Physical Education

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What will you be working towards?

Code Physical Education
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A Level Physical Education is assessed through a written examination at the end of the year; an oral assessment of a practical performance and also in the performance or coaching of one practical activity. Throughout the course you will study units on: Applied anatomy and exercise physiology; Biomechanical movement; Skill acquisition: Sport psychology; Sport and society: The role of technology in physical activity and sport.


How will it be delivered?

Students will be assessed in a terminal examination covering all areas of the theoretical units. The practical assessment will be in the performance or coaching of a practical activity from a list of approved activities.


Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE Physical Education which must include a grade 5 on the written paper.  If not taken at GCSE then a Grade 5 in English or Science.  Students must be playing competitive sport regularly outside of school.

Your next steps...

University education, Sports Coaching, Leisure Centre manager, Physical Education Teacher, Sports Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Sports Development, Sports Journalism.



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