Is an extension to the GCSE syllabus as we continue to follow OCR’s syllabus. The focus at A level is on three theoretical concepts:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology
- Socio Cultural Issues
If you want to know why one athlete is quicker, stronger, makes better decisions, can take pressure, loves playing in front of a crowd, gets better funding than another, why some sports are in the Olympics and others not, why cheese rolling and tossing big logs still takes place, why, how and which athletes take drugs, why schools like Bryanston predominantly play the team sports, why some male sport is perceived to be taken more seriously than female sport, why some athletes do not get tired, why we are so bad at penalty shoot-outs, why some athletes sit in ice baths and wear odd looking tights, why coaches do or say many of the things they do, why you love exercise and are willing to try almost anything in order to get better and understand your sport, then Physical Education is for you.
Pupils must be passionate about sport and willing to find out how much better they can be in and out of the classroom. They must also have attained at least a B grade in GCSE Physical Education and/or GCSE Science. With 30% of the course being assessed via performance of one sport, it is expected that candidates will be proficient at sport.
Theory: (examination) 70%
Practical: (performance and analysis in one sport) 30%
With a qualification in Physical Education, candidates can go on to higher education to study Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Studies or Physical Education and pursue a career in professional sport, physiotherapy, teaching, coaching, the leisure industry, recreational management and the health and fitness industry. You could be the next England Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Football or Cricket Psychologist, Physiologist or Physiotherapist.
Contact for further information:
Mr Dunman: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr Morris: email@example.com