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Physical Education

The course provides students with a comprehensive and coherent course of study enabling them to proceed to Higher Education studies related to Sports Science, teaching, leisure and recreational management or to focus upon a vocational career within the field of study.

Aims of the Course

Edexcel’s AS and A2 in Physical Education seek to develop the student’s knowledge, understanding, skills and application for Physical Education and sport.

Physical Education A Level is an academically challenging and diverse course, requiring students to use a variety of skills not found in any other stand-alone subject.  Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Business and History are all applied and studied within the medium of sport: with emotional and social skill development, underpinning all lessons for each individual.

I am passionate about sport and science and that is why I enjoy teaching academic PE so much. GCSE and A Level PE enable pupils to drive their own progress physically and academically, providing pupils with the knowledge to improve their fitness, performance and recovery along with the underlying knowledge of why taking care of their body is so important.’ Mrs Sarah Price, Teacher of PE

A Level students will leave the course as confident leaders, coaches, performers, who have been stretched and challenged on a regular basis:

The specification draws on well-established areas of study but also acknowledges the contemporary view of PE and sport. Students are encouraged to research and study sport in the local, national and international arena. Equally, students review their current participation and performance in sport, identifying opportunities locally and nationally for them to advance this participation.