Physical Education

Entry Requirements

Physical Education GCSE Grade 5 or above (with a good theory grade) or BTEC Sport level 2 Distinction*.  As well as or Science, Maths and English at G5 or above. It is not essential for you to have studied GCSE Physical Education before taking this course, although it would be beneficial. It is essential that all students train and participate in a selected sport on a weekly basis within school and club level.

What does the course involve?

Physical Education is a diverse subject looking at the art and science of movement from a practical and theoretical perspective. It allows 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.

"Physical Fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." John F Kennedy

Unit 1

Physiological Factors Affecting Performance 30%.

Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics.

Unit 2

Psychological Factors Affecting Performance 20%.

Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology.

Unit 3

Socio-cultural Issues In Physical Activity And Sport 20%.

Sport and Society, Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport.

Unit 4

Performance in Physical Education 30%.

Performance in one selected activity, evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement. Eapi oral presentation in one activity.

The course offers a great deal to any student wishing to study a broad balance of subjects and topics at A level.