Physical Education is one of the best courses for anyone interested in developing a career in sport or science. You will develop an excellent understanding of how the body, mind and society can impact on elite sports, as well as grass routes.
Entry Requirements: Grade 6+ in GCSE PE, Science and Maths/ Merit in BTEC Sport Level 2. Students should be regularly participating in a
high level of sport or looking to gain a coaching qualification
and to coach a team.
Length of Course: 2 Years
Assessment: 70% Examination 30% Courswork
Components: Paper 1 looks at the factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport.
Paper 2 looks at the factors affecting optimal performance in
physical activity and sport.
Qualification: AQA A Level Physical Education
If you have a single sport that you are playing at a high standard, and you are interested in finding the answers to some of the questions raised above, then the course is for you. There is a scientific element, but it's all applied to sports and fitness.
A level PE is one of the most regarded of the A-levels. Namely due to the broad level of skills you will develop. Performance analysis, essay writing as well as the discipline of your own practical performances. A Level PE can open up a range of career opportunities. There is a teaching degree, a sports science degree which can then lead into sports coaches, fitness instructors and personal trainers, nutritionist, sports therapist, sports analysts. Sports manager, sports administrator, sports marketing, sports writer.
- Will there be any practical lessons?
In short, no, the expectation is that you are performing/coaching outside of lesson time. However, we do attempt to include practical examples within our teaching.
- What sports can I use to perform/coach in?
This is decided by the exam board, but a list of these can be found on the AQA website or just ask.
- Do I need to have taken Dance / PE or BTEC Sport to take this course?
It is highly recommended having some foundation knowledge, however, if you have not taken one of these courses but meet the other entry requirements and participate at a high level, and, are willing to work hard to catch up then we will consider your application.