This course looks at Physical Education from both a theoretical and practical perspective. There is a strong academic focus to the course and opportunities for practical performance within lessons are limited.
It is expected that you will be actively involved in a competitive sport and you will have the chance to develop your practical skills outside of lessons.
This A Level provides you with an informed scientific and human understanding of the key issues in Physical Education today. There are three main theory units:
The Physiology unit has the heaviest weighting and therefore this course includes a substantial science element.
The course has a strong academic focus. You will have four lessons each week and be expected to supplement your classroom learning with independent study. This study is a compulsory part of the programme and is structured into regular directed study tasks.
It is essential that you are a competent practical performer. The practical assessment contains performance within a competitive environment and a verbal evaluation and analysis of performance. Both hold equal weighting and provide 30% of the final grade.
A Level PE theory lesson
There are no compulsory visits, but you may have the opportunity to attend conferences, events and lectures.
A Level Physical Education will develop your understanding of the subject and be an asset when applying for courses in sport, leisure and recreation.
It is also accepted on applications for a wide range of other courses at higher education.