Physical Education A Level

Sixth Form

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Full Time - September 2021



Course introduction

This course is perfect for you if you enjoyed PE at school and would like to explore this area in more depth.

At its core this learning opportunity seeks to combine science and sport, giving you a sound appreciation of how the two fit together. In particular, you will look closely at how the body and mind work, how we learn sports, and how we are influenced by the world of sport.

This programme is ideal preparation if you wish to study sport at university. To benefit your learning we recommend you play sport regularly for a club or join the College’s Sports Academy.

Why choose Brock for Physical Education A Level?

At Brock we are fortunate to have first class learning facilities for Physical Education.

These comprise: a fully equipped gym and fitness studio, 25 acres of playing fields, a floodlit full-size artificial turf pitch for hockey and football, floodlit 5-a-side artificial turf pitch, floodlit all-weather courts for netball and tennis, and brand new purpose-built changing facilities.

In addition, we run six different sports academies and all our teachers are specialists in their areas.

Teaching & learning

You will learn through classroom-based lectures, discussions and research projects, plus observation and analysis.

This is your opportunity to cover a range of topics relating to sport and physical education from theoretical and practical perspectives. These  perspectives include science, psychology and history.

Importantly, the programme gives you an understanding of how exercise benefits people physically, mentally and socially. It also focusses on how to improve performances.

Course structure

  • Discover how technology has affected the performer, coach, spectator and official in the world of sport.
  • Explore the strong link between sport and society in Britain and how it has influenced other countries around the world.
  • Learn how our physiological traits affect the way we train, play and recover from sport.
  • Acquire a sound understanding about the importance of psychology in sport.
  • Investigate how the human body produces energy and how this can be manipulated to achieve optimum performance.
  • Evaluate your performance and apply scientific principles to achieve improvements.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include:

  • English Language grade 5
  • Science grade 5

What can I do with this qualification?

A Level Physical Education can facilitate your entry to university where you can study subjects including Sport Studies, Sport Science, and Physical Education.

Higher education can ultimately lead to careers in teaching, coaching, sports development, physiotherapy, sports journalism and sports management.

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