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Qualification name GCE A Level in Physical Education
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2021
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This course is for anyone move on toing from GCSE with an interest in sport and physical education. You might be choosing it because you're headed for a career in the sports industry, though it will equip you with transferable skills such as teamwork, resilience and leadership that can be used in a wide range of careers. You'll need enthusiasm and a commitment to training and performing regularly in a chosen sport.

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The course is a combination of practical performance or coaching and sport theory covering scientific, sociological, psychological and historical perspectives of sport. You'll explore the science behind physical activity: how the important components of the body work and react to factors such as the environment, diet, training and exercise. You'll learn about acute and chronic sports injuries and how they are treated. You'll get an understanding of biomechanics and modern technology used for analysing and optimising sports performance. You'll explore different views, theories and perspective in sports psychology to get an insight into how we acquire and develop sporting skills and the factors that can affect performance. You'll look at contemporary issues in the sector from sporting ethics, the impact of technology and the relationship between sport and the media.

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Through a combination of final exam, assessment of your performance in a sport or coaching activity and coursework.

Degree courses in related disciplines including: sports science, teaching, sports administration or management or a career in professional sport. It can also be useful for subjects such as psychology, sociology and biology, healthcare therapies such as occupational and physiotherapy. There are opportunities to enter employment or apprenticeships in sports coaching, personal training, outdoor education and leisure management.

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Name Highfields School
Address Boundary Way
West Midlands
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Phone 01902556530
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