Physical Education – GCE A Level
What is this course about?
Physical activity, along with a good diet, is the key to remaining fit and healthy throughout your life. In our Physical Education A-Level; you will learn about physiological and psychological effects on performance, the role of technology on sport and sociocultural factors that affect the amount of physical activity we do as a nation.
On our course, you’ll first gain an understanding of physiological factors affecting performance, covering anatomy and biomechanics. Next, you’ll take a look at sports psychology and the acquisition of sports-specific skills. Thinking of sport’s role in society, you’ll examine the opportunities for people to get involved in sport, and contemporary issues surrounding it. Finally, you’ll work on an independent project, evaluating and analysing sports performance for improvement.
To study for A-Levels you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) INCLUDING English and Maths. To study this course you will also need a good level of fitness or be performing at a high level in sport.
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed by written exams and an independent project.
What else do I need to know?
If you wish to apply for more than 1 A-Level, please use our A-Level application form at http://www.stokecoll.ac.uk/courses/a-levels/
What could I do next?
You’ll gain a good understanding of sports theory from different scientific, social and psychological perspectives. You will gain communication, maths and coaching skills, learning how to critically analyse and interpret data. This course will prepare you for higher education, with possible career paths including; sport science, sports coaching, teaching physical education, and work in sports technology.