Physical Education A Level (Block B)

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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 24
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Why choose PE?

Studying AS or A Level Physical Education will give you a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non-exam assessment component, you will also develop a wide-ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

PE is a subject that opens doors to a number of careers and life options. Sport, nutrition and health and huge topics of discussion in the world today, and as the fight against obesity and sedentary lifestyle issues continues, the knowledge you gain from a course such as this will only grow in importance and relevance.

Details

Students will study six components that are both internally and externally assessed, these are:

AS-Level Units:

• Unit 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

• Unit 2: Psychological and Socio-cultural themes in PE

• Unit 3: Performance within Physical Education

A-Level Units:

• Unit 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

• Unit 2: Psychological Factors Affecting Performance

• Unit 3: Socio-cultural and Contemporary Issues

• Unit 4: Performance within Physical Education


How will it be delivered?

AS Level

Physiological factors affecting performance

70 marks

1 hour 15 minute written paper

35% of total AS Level

 

Psychological and socio-cultural themes in physical education

70 marks

1 hour 15 minute written paper

35% of total AS level

 

Performance in physical education

60 marks

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

30% of total AS level

 

A Level

Physiological factors affecting performance

90 marks

2 hour written paper

30% of total A Level

 

Psychological factors affecting performance

60 marks

1 hour written paper

20% of total A Level

 

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

60 marks

1 hour written paper

20% of total A Level

 

Performance in physical education

60 marks

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

30 % of total A Level

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 subjects at A*– B (Grade 5 or higher) including GCSE PE (Grade 6/B or higher). Students must also have GCSE Maths and English Language (Grade 5 or higher). Students must also play a sport to high club level or above. 

Your next steps...

The sport industry contributes billions of pounds to the UK economy. The industry employs more than 400,000 people and offers many career openings in a range of areas. Studying this qualification will allow you to progress to higher education and/or undertake any of the following sports specific careers:

  • Fitness training
  • Sports coaching
  • Teaching physical education
  • Sports physiotherapy
  • Sports psychology
  • Leisure management
  • Sports development