What are the entry requirements?
5 GCSEs at A* – C or equivalent including at least a grade B in Physical education and Biology.
Unit G451: An introduction to Physical Education
Unit G452: Acquiring, evaluating and improving practical skills in PE
Unit G453: Principles and concepts across Physical Education
Unit G454: The improvement of effective performance/critical performance
How will I be assessed?
January and May/June examination. Practical activities (2 areas within a choice of roles)
Evaluating and improving performance (one activity area)
What will I study?
This is a two year course which provides a synoptic approach to physical education, covering all the elements of a foundation degree course. At AS you will study Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology and Historical issues. You will also get the opportunity to use your own specialist sporting activities which can be assessed in the centre or at your own club. This can be in the form of a performer, coach or organiser. Finally at A2 you will be given the opportunity to apply your knowledge by observing other performers and identifying their strengths and weaknesses with strategies on how to improve. You also have to evaluate and improve performance of one sporting activity. There is a synoptic element within the A2 course.
Where can it lead me?
Wide range of career choices from teaching, coaching, and physiotherapy to occupational health, PE covers a wide spectrum of individual subjects from Anatomy to Psychology.