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Physical Education

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A-level Physical Education qualifications allow students to play to their strengths and gain dynamic theoretical and practical skills for further education or work. We aim to develop and create motivated learners who embrace challenge through delivering the following course content:


  •   · Skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory systems
  •   · Muscle fibre types


  •   · Newtons laws of motion
  •   · Movement analysis
  • Skill acquisition

    •   · Classification of skills
    •   · Transfer/feedback
    •   · Motor programmes
    •   · Theories of learning
    •   · Memory models
    •   · Types of guidance
    •   · Types of practice


    •   · Sport in society
    •   · Historical development of sport
    •   · Case studies of cricket, athletics football and tennis
    •   · Pre and post-industrial development of Sport in Britain
    •   · Public schools


    Year 12
    Paper 1: Written paper (35% of A2) 2 hours. 105 marks
    Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks per sec on).
    Sec on A: Applied anatomy and physiology
    Sec on B: Skill acquisition
    Sec on C: Sport and society

    Year 13
    Paper 2: Written paper (35% of A2) 2 hours. 105 marks
    Written/practical coursework ( 30% course work) Internal assessment, external moderation


    Grade 6 in GCSE Physical Education, or BTEC Sport/Cambridge Nationals Sports Science plus competence in a specific sport. Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature. Grade 5 in Biology or Additional Science

    WHY STUDY Physical Education?

    If you love sport and want to develop your skills and knowledge in order to pursue a career in the sports and leisure industry, then this course is for you. Sports scientists are involved in all aspects of sports performance from grass roots to elite level. Students may also go on to complete furthers studies in medical fields such as physiotherapy. The course also prepares students for Physical Education teaching at a primary and secondary level. It combines up to date knowledge of the sport and leisure industry with the right balance of practical learning and assessments.


    Our students benefit from fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities including 3G pitches, AstroTurf pitch, all-weather hardcourt areas, grass pitches, swimming pool, indoor sports hall, dance studio, swimming pool and a state of the art fitness suite.