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A-level Physical Education

Full-time A-level Physical Education Level 3 | GCE AS level in Physical Education

The A-level course develops the biological, historical and sociocultural theories within sport, and applies this knowledge to personal experience and case studies. Students must have a firm understanding of the scientific and statistical nature of the subject. Additionally, students will need...

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

The A-level course develops the biological, historical and sociocultural theories within sport, and applies this knowledge to personal experience and case studies. Students must have a firm understanding of the scientific and statistical nature of the subject. Additionally, students will need to be practicing one sport discipline to a high standard, competing at a local or national level. It is also important to note that a detailed knowledge of physiology and anatomy is essential to perform well in both the examination and coursework components.

The course is compromised of 7 key units:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • The role of technology and physical activity in sport

Students who study A-level Physical Education are invited to partake in many trips throughout the year. In 18/19 these included ice skating, Wimbledon, Body Worlds London, an escape room, lab testing at the University of South Wales and the Velodrome in Newport.

What do I need to join?

To join the full-time A-level programme, you need at least 5 full GCSEs at grades 95 (A*C), including English Language and Maths.

In addition to A-level PE, you need Combined Science grades 96 or GCSE Biology grade 95. If taken, GCSE PE grade 95 or a BTEC PE grade Merit.

How will I know how I am doing?

The physical education course includes a practical assessment (15%), coursework assessment (15%) and examined assessment (70%). Throughout the course there will be regular assessments. These include mocks, presentations, projects and Q&A sessions. Students are assessed in Year 2 over two exams that last 2 hours each. This is in addition to coursework and a filmed practical.

Work Experience

You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is usually completed in a week during term time where you will have the opportunity to explore a career field which takes your interest, with the aim of giving you an insight into full-time working life. In the lead-up to this week, you will be asked to create an exciting CV during a group tutorial period.

What can I do next?

A-level PE is a good prerequisite to studying sport at university level, e.g. sport studies or sports science, with the option of specialising in areas such as sports psychology, depending on individual preference. Likewise, it is a useful course if you are hoping to pursue a career in coaching or training. Universities offering sports physiotherapy degrees will usually require you to study maths, chemistry and biology at A-level and will not generally accept A-level PE on its own as an entry subject.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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