This course deals with the relationship between the theoretical and practical aspects of PE and sport, and how a better understanding of the theory can help improve practical performance. The following units will be studied over the two-year linear course; Applied Anatomy and Exercise Physiology, Biomechanical Movement, Skill Acquisition, Sport Psychology,
Sport and Society and The Role of Technology.
Seventy percent of course content is examined through three written exam papers covering Physiological factors affecting performance (30%),
Psychological factors affecting performance (20%) and Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (20%). The remaining thirty percent of the course will be examined through practical performance and analysis which can be as either a PERFORMER or a COACH (15%) and through an Observational Interview (15%).
A Level PE is a versatile subject which opens up a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as the armed forces, coaching, physiotherapy, police, primary and secondary teaching, sports science and sports development.