Physical Education in the Sixth Form

In choosing this course, students will develop knowledge which will equip them for undergraduate study in the areas of Physiology, Bio-mechanics, Psychology and Nutrition or employment in the sporting sector. 

Topics include:

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology

  • Skill Acquisition

  • Sport and Society

  • Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

  • Sport Psychology

  • Sport and society and technology in sport.

Assessment

Assessment is by means of two exams and a Coursework Module.

Which students do well at A-Level PE?

  • …those who have a keen interest all sports.

  • …those who have achieved a minimum of a ‘B’ in GSCE PE and ‘C‘ in Science.

  • …those who take part in sport at an advanced level.

  • …those who want a course which develops knowledge and understanding of the benefits of sport and exercise.

  • …those who wish to improve your performance in a range of sports roles.

  • …those who have an interest in fitness and health.

Who do I contact for more information? Mr. A Jones (a.jones@poolehigh.poole.sch.uk)

The National Extended Certificate in Sport is a two-year, full-time programme validated by BTEC.

The course combines academic study and practical sports sessions to provide the core knowledge and study skills to progress to higher education or employment. It has the same equivalency as 1 A level.

Assessment

You will study 4 units over  2 years; 2 units are externally assessed and the remaining 2 units are internally assessed (coursework)

The units will help you to:

  • Develop an understanding of Sport Industry
  • Take a look into different industries in sport, the different career and development pathways and associated job opportunities.
  • Develop fitness and sports performance:

You will be given the opportunity to develop and interpret own and others’ fitness levels and improve practical sports performance using video analysis.

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or a BTEC sport first diploma qualification.
  • Achieved a grade 4 in English or Maths (preferably both).
  • A genuine interest in sport and coaching, alongside a sound knowledge of sport.

For more information contact: Mr Francis/ Mr Jones / Mrs Scott

The National Diploma in Sport is a two-year, full-time programme validated by BTEC. The course combines academic study and practical sports sessions to provide the core knowledge and study skills to progress to higher education or employment. It has the same equivalency as 3 A levels.

Assessment

You will study 9 units over  2 years; 3 units are externally assessed, 6 units are internally assessed (coursework).

The units will help you to:

  • Develop fitness and sports performance:

  • Sports leadership opportunities, where you will go out into the local community, as well as in KS3 PE lessons and teach children new sporting skills and techniques.

You will be given the opportunity to develop and interpret own and others’ fitness levels and improve practical sports performance using video analysis.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or a BTEC sport first diploma qualification.
  • Achieved a grade 4 in English or Maths (preferably both).
  • A genuine interest in sport and coaching, alongside a sound knowledge of sport.

For more information contact Mr Francis/ Mr Jones / Mrs Scott

The National Extended Diploma in Sport is a two-year, full-time programme validated by BTEC. The course combines academic study and practical sports sessions to provide the core knowledge and study skills to progress to higher education or employment. It has the same equivalency as 3 A levels.

Assessment

You will study 14 units over  2 years; 4 units are externally assessed and 10 units are internally assessed (coursework).

The units will help you to:

  • Develop fitness and sports performance:

  • Sports leadership opportunities where you will go out into the local community, as well as in KS3 PE lessons and teach children new sporting skills and techniques.

  • Develop fitness and sports performance:

You will be given the opportunity to develop and interpret own and others’ fitness levels and improve practical sports performance using video analysis.

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or a BTEC sport first diploma qualification.
  • Achieved a grade 4 in English or Maths (preferably both).
  • A genuine interest in sport and coaching, alongside a sound knowledge of sport.

For more information contact Mr Francis/ Mr Jones / Mrs Scott

 

Departmental Courses

A Level PE

BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport

BTEC National Diploma in Sport

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport

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