Physical Education

Subject Intent: Why Physical Education?

In this modern era it is important that students understand the importance of exercise and our Physical Education curriculum is designed to enable learners to become confident, resilient and healthy learners; both theoretically and applied practically and encourage a lasting interest in sport and physical recreation.  Applied general and A Level routes require students to be meta-cognitive and self-regulating in their grasp of exercise physiology and each route demands a confidence in applying this knowledge into different roles within challenging environments (for instance, community fitness centres or competitive sport).

What will I study?

This course will cover: • applied anatomy and physiology • Exercise physiology • Biomechanics • skill acquisition • sports psychology • sport and society • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport • Performance • Evaluation and analysis of Performance for improvement (EaPi)

This specification contains a 5% quantitative skills requirement. The use of quantitative skills is spread across the components. you will study graphs on heart rate changes during exercise, for example. furthermore, this specification allows for practical examples from physical activities and sports to show how theory can be applied and to reinforce understanding. Training is a suitable topic.

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.