This subject is a popular choice for students wishing to undertake a career in all sports backgrounds due to the vast array of study aspects, including anatomy, physiology, skill acquisition, biomechanics and psychology to name a few.
As the subject involves the ability to link theoretical knowledge to sporting performance, it is imperative that students have a well-rounded understanding of all sports. Coupled with this, students must be competing in at least one sport consistently, to a minimum of club level as the coursework element is based around personal performance and self-analysis. Teaching will consist of both classroom based lessons and practical activities that could take place on the state-of-the-art 4G football pitch.
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You need a grade 5 or above in sport & physical education and four GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range, including maths and English. A BTEC or equivalent in sport will be considered.
You are assessed through a written examination (70%), practical assessments (15%) and written coursework (15%), with regular internal assessment taking place as the course unfolds. Your final A Level exam will be made up of two/three exam papers covering the entire programme at the end of year two.
In accordance with our safety policy, you are expected to purchase a course sports top for practical performance which can be purchased via the College online store when you enrol. We will also suggest you buy an appropriate textbook.
Most physical education students progress to sport science, coaching or physical education courses. In the past students have gone on to degrees in medicine, veterinary science, marine biology and biochemistry. There are also career opportunities in sports technology, sports journalism and the armed forces.
A Levels (Biology, PE & Psychology)
Thursday 10 June 2021