This course looks at Physical Education from a theoretical perspective with some applied practical elements. You need to be aware that the opportunity for practical performance is limited within the delivery of this programme.
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.
The Enrichment area of this website has more information about extra-curricular sporting activities, including the Sports Academies and Elite Athlete Support Programme.
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.