You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen Pathway. To study A Level Physical Education you will also need a Grade 5 in GCSE Biology or Science. You must also play a competitive sport outside college regularly.
This challenging and interesting learning experience will allow you to combine statistical and scientific knowledge; your topics will include:
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Skill acquisition
- Sport and society
- Exercise physiology
- Biomechanical movement
- Sport psychology
- Technological developments
An enriching experience
Studying A Level Physical Education at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and build your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our A Level Physical Education students enjoy include:
- Work placements, including to international destinations and the chance to work in overseas locations. This year students have travelled to Lisbon and Portugal
- Visiting guest speakers who play at a national and international level
- Trips and visits to universities, and venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- The opportunity to undertake additional qualifications, such as the Sports Leaders UK accreditation
We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our subject specialists will instil in you a love for learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.
A Level Physical Education students benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities including Sports Barn, onsite Fitness Suite, Sports Laboratory and outdoor pitches and you’ll have the opportunity to hone your academic and sporting skills often. Industry links to sporting professionals mean that our students can network effectively and develop work-based skills that support progression, preparing you for a career in this competitive industry.
How will you be assessed?
The course is assessed via coursework and examination plus a practical assessment where you will be assessed as a performer or a coach.
Students who study A Level Physical Education progress on to a wide range of destinations, and the careers opportunities you can access are vast. Naturally, there are progression routes within the industry, and students often secure careers in areas such as coaching, fitness and leisure centre management, as well as competing in their chosen sports professionally.
As an academic A Level, this course supports students to progress to a wide range of universities and degree programmes, including related subjects in areas such as Biology and Psychology.
Some popular course choices include:
- Sports Science
- Sports Management
- Sports Psychology
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