Studying Physical Education will equip you with a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding of skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of Physical Education. If you have a real interest in not only the practical aspect but also in how we learn skills, how the body functions when in action and the factors that influence participation, then you will find the subject enjoyable and challenging. This course will prepare you for the further study of PE or Sports Science courses as well as other related subject areas such as Psychology, Sociology and Biology. You will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, higher education and employers in all sectors of industry.
You should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. In addition, you should have at least grade 5 in a science GCSE.
It is an expectation and requirement that you are an active competitive participant in your chosen activity throughout the duration of the course.
On this course, you will study the following:
Lessons are a combination of theory and practical with the main emphasis on classroom-based learning. You are expected to play sport competitively and be prepared to have an active role in all lessons. Suitable trips will be planned throughout the year.
– Physiological Factors – 2 hour paper (30%)
– Psychological Factors – 1 hour paper (20%)
– Socio-Cultural & Contemporary Issues – 1 hour paper (20%)
– Evaluation of Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI) and Practical or Coaching Performance
We are only able to accept certain activities to be assessed: Association Football, Amateur Boxing, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Blind Cricket, Boccia, Camogie, Canoeing, Cricket, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Gaelic Football, Goal Ball, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Hurling, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Netball, Polybat, Powerchair Football, Rock Climbing, Rowing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Sculling, Skiing, Snowboarding, Squash, Swimming, Table Cricket, Table Tennis, Tennis, Trampolining, Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby.
Optional trips from £20 each.
"The course is very interactive and includes a wide range of interesting topics."Sam Juncker, previously at Amery Hill School
"I enjoy the psychological aspects of the course as it gives you an insight into the performer's mentality as well as their physical abilities."Hannah Arbury, previously at Amery Hill School