Physical Education ‘A’ Level is an interesting and challenging course for those
who are interested in improving both their practical performance and their understanding
of factors affecting it. Students will also be required to analyse and coach others
A widely accepted course at universities which gives students the opportunity to
gain an insight into the minds and bodies of all types of athlete. Physical Education
covers a wide range of topics in which a variety of skills are developed, from team
work, to performance analysis, to psychological reasoning and debate.
PE isn't easy but it challenges me in a variety of different ways because the topics
are so different.
I find the course really challenging but love the fact that we back up what we learn
with practical sessions -- it suits me and the way I learn."
I really like the fact that the three units within PE are so different - they give
you a chance to explore all the different aspects of PE and sport."
This course is really well suited to those who want to be stretched both academically
and practically - its not easy but I love it!!"
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Anatomy and Physiology
Impact of physical activity on the systems of the body, physical activity as part
of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle.
The relationship between skill, strategy and body and mind readiness and effective
Physical activity as an intrinsically valuable and necessary experience in contemporary
society, physical activity and its impact on young people and a balanced, active
and healthy lifestyle.
Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education
Factors that affect participation and improve competence in, physical activity in
each of the United States of America and Australia as compared to the United Kingdom.
Sports psychology factors, such as individual differences and group dynamics
Exercise and Sport Physiology
Physical activity and how physical competence may be improved as a result of sustaining
a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle.
Improvement of effective performance and the critical evaluation of practical
activities in Physical Education
Candidates are assessed in one chosen activity. This must be one of the activities
that they were assessed in at AS Level in Unit G452
Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in Physical Education.