Physical Education A Level
he Physical Education A-Level will appeal to those students who:
- Have a keen interest in sport and are regularly involved in performing or coaching.
- Want to develop knowledge and understanding of the scientific factors that underpin performance in physical activity and sport.
- Want to analyse, evaluate and improve their own sporting performance.
Scientific Principles of Physical Education
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Exercise physiology
Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education
- Skill acquisition
- Sport psychology
- Sport and society
Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme
This course will provide an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of scientific and social principles of Physical Education
There is the opportunity to be assessed on your practical ability as a performer or coach
You will experience high quality and varied practical lessons in state-of-the-art facilities at Fenton Manor Sport Complex
Outstanding facilities – you will have access to physiology labs, nutrition labs, a state of the art fitness centre, a 33 metre swimming pool as well as 4G AstroTurf
- Exams: 70%
- Coursework: 15%
- Practical: 15%
- Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel
2017 Results: 100%
Where Courses Become Careers
A wide range of careers in sport including, nutritionist, physiologist, physiotherapist, teacher, fitness professional, sports development officer, outdoor education instructor, sports psychologist and sports coach.
Make your mark
How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…
- Studying PE develops students’ creativity through a range of practical experiences.
- Students will develop problem-solving skills in a range of practical and theoretical situations including the analysis of their own performance.
- Communication skills will be tested and developed through a range of practical learning experiences
- Sports Degrees are delivered by local and national universities. Achieving high grades on this course can get you places at top sports universities such as Loughborough, Birmingham and Bath.
On this pathway
Education and Childcare
Do you have a passion for education and the ambition to share this with young people? This T-Level in Early Years Education and Childcare is designed to provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge required to progress into a career in this sector or onto higher education.
Football Coaching and Development – in association with Port Vale Football Club
If you would like study and develop your football skills simultaneously then this might be the course for you.Our football and education programme developed with Port Vale will provide a quality education alongside expert coaching from Port Vale Football Club and opportunities to compete at a high level in the EFL Community Education Alliance League against other professional football clubs. This two year course provides the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and includes a mixture of practical sessions and theory lessons.
Health and Social Care
Would you like to develop your understanding of how care workers need to behave in order to look after people who may not be able to care for themselves? Then this course could be for you! On this course you will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to enter employment into the Health, Social Care or Education sectors.
Are you interested mental disorders, approaches to treatment, and the role of professionals in supporting and promoting mental health? You will develop knowledge and understanding of key approaches and theories in psychology and apply these to issues relevant to contemporary society, for example lifestyle choices and unhealthy behaviours such as addiction. This course will help you understand human behaviour in a scientific manner. Theoretical explanations for individual behaviour you learn about are then applied to real life scenarios.
Ever wondered how we developed into the society we are today? How the way you see yourself determines the way people identify you? Whether men or women are more likely to commit a crime? If you have then this course might be for you! This course allows you to better understand the world around you. What are the current inequality issues in our society today? What is the government doing about these issues and how to sociologists explain them?
Sport and Exercise Science
This course contains a range of units with a high level of flexibility. It will ensure that you develop the skills needed to get to and succeed at your next stage in life.
Could you be interested in the scientific study of behaviour and the mind? Psychology offers a unique educational experience that develops a distinct and broad set of skills. Stimulating content is at the heart of this engaging qualification which will encourage students to think like psychologists. This course will help you understand human behaviour in a scientific manner. You will learn to unpick reasons and explanations to understand why people behave in the way they do, whether this be normal or abnormal behaviour.
Sports Coaching and Development
This course contains an exciting range of units that focus on the practical delivery of sport. The two year course provides the equivalent of 2 A levels (Diploma) or 3 A Levels (Extended Diploma). This course allows you to develop your coaching ability, covering a range of topics, and you’ll be a CIMSPA recognised coach on completion.
Do you have a keen interest in sport and are regularly involved in performing or coaching? Do you want to develop knowledge and understanding of the scientific factors that underpin performance in physical activity and sport? Would you like to analyse, evaluate and improve your own sporting performance? Then this could be the course for you!