This practical and engaging course has been developed to ensure an inclusive specification that will allow all learners to achieve their potential. The content has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject.
A Level in Physical Education will equip learners with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific and practical aspects of physical education.
Students will be able to develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport, and use this knowledge to improve performance. They will be able to develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance whilst understanding the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness. Students will 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. Students will be able to improve as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.
30% of the weighting will comprise of physical coursework, an analysis component, and all candidates will be externally assessed by means of two written exams (70%) at the end of the two years.
Level 6 or above in AQA GCSE Sports Science or Distinction in OCR Vocational Sports Science.
To be admitted to this course, students must also be competing at club level or higher in one sport.
Obtaining this qualification will give each candidate a great opportunity to pursue a future career into the world of sport including, health and exercise, management, media and marketing, science, teaching and coaching and many more.