AS/A2 Physical Education

Reigate College
In Surrey

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Important information

Typology A Level
Location Surrey
Duration 2 Years
  • A Level
  • Surrey
  • Duration:
    2 Years

Important information

Government funding available

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Castlefield Road, RH2 0SD, Surrey, England
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Starts On request
Castlefield Road, RH2 0SD, Surrey, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

GCSE Double Science C, Maths C and English C

Course programme

Physical Education AS/A2
This course is a diverse and extensive course investigating all areas of sport and performance. The course aims to develop knowledge and skills to help understand the opportunities for and effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Into the second year the candidates expand on these areas further and begin to analyse their own performance and explore the ways in which they can improve.

Students investigating the effects of Aerobic exercise at St Marys University, London

What will I study on this course?
  • The physiological effects of adopting a healthy lifestyle
  • The short term effect of exercise/performance and the long term effects of training
  • Analysis of movement across a range of sporting actions
  • Acquisition of skills and the impact of psychological factors on performance
  • Opportunities for physical activity, benefits to the individual and society and the potential barriers faced by minority groups
  • Energy sources and systems
  • Elite preparation and training
  • Specialised training and sports injuries
  • The use of psychological theories and techniques to optimise performance
  • Concepts and characteristics of World Games and their impact on the state and individual
  • Development and impact of sports technology on performers, equipment and facilities
  • The development of sport from rational recreation to its modern day format

How is this course assessed?
The course is assessed though written examination and coursework. There is a practical assessment in the candidates strongest sport, alongside officiating in badminton.

What kind of student will do well on this course?
Students who:
  • have an active enthusiasm and interest in sport and physical recreation
  • are keen to develop their own knowledge of health, physical activity in society and the mental and physical elements of sport performance

Exam Board & Specification:
AQA GCE Physical Education (2580)

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