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Physical Education

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Results 2017

100% A

Results 2018

100% Pass

Course Leader

Sarah Entwisle

Examination Board

AQA

Assessment

Written examination

Practical examination

 

 

 

 

 

 

What will you study?

The Physical Education course will equip you with a wide range of knowledge, understanding and skills which relate to the scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education. Theoretical content is broad, you will explore the following topics: 

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity

This course will require students to: develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to;

  • Understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance
  • Understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport
  • Understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport
  • Refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
  • Understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness

Subject specific entry requirements:

  • Grade 5 in GCSE Science
  • Grade 6 or Merit at KS4 GCSE PE or equivalent
  • Practical Sports Performance outside of school for a team or club

 

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CHOOSING PHYSICAL EDUCATION ALLOWS YOU TO PRESENT YOURSELF AS A ROUNDED INDIVIDUAL TO UNIVERSITIES. IT PROVIDES YOU WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE A RANGE OF SUBJECTS IN A PRACTICAL SETTING. REGULAR PARTICIPATION IN COMPETITIVE SPORT DEVELOPS CONFIDENCE, RESILIENCE AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS WHICH ARE ALL ASSETS TO FUTURE CAREER PATHS.

Future Pathways

A Level Physical Education can lead to a number of varied careers, including: teaching, coaching, instructing, research, psychology, nutrition, physiotherapy, sports therapy, chiropractor, human sciences, product design, sports management , Sports Marketing, Sports Broadcasting/Journalism and professional athlete.

 

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Training / Competing / Umpiring sports

Inter-school House matches

SUBJECT SPECIFIC PRESENTATIONS AND HOLIDAY TASKS

Please click the below link to take you to a page listing subject presentations and summer holiday tasks for Year 11 students entering V6 Sixth Form in September.

V6 Holiday Tasks