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A Level

Why study this course?

• If you have a keen interest in sport and recreation

• If you want to know more about how the body functions and the effects of exercise

• If you want to evaluate and improve your own sporting performance

• If you have an enquiring mind and are interested in the development of sport throughout the world

• If you want to move onto a sport related career of higher education

Potential careers:

• Sports coaching

• Fitness training

• PE teacher

• Physiotherapist

• Sports therapist

• Biomechanist

• Sports physiologist

• Sports psychologist

Course content

• Physiological factors affecting performance

• Applied anatomy and physiology

• Exercise physiology

• Biomechanics

• Psychological factors affecting performance

• Skill acquisition

• Sports psychology

• Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

• Sport and Society

• Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

• Performance in physical education

• Performance or coaching of an activity taken from the approved list (1 Practical activity)

• The Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (Controlled assessment)


70% Examination

15% Practical sport (1 activity)

15% Controlled assessment/Coursework

Staff contact:

Mr A Jones