Physical Education

Physical Education

This course provides both a practical and a theoretical introduction to the various disciplines involved in Physical Education and develops the knowledge and understanding to analyse, evaluate and enhance individual and team techniques, skill and fitness. You will be expected to participate in all aspects of the course which will link practical and theoretical elements.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Adventure
  • Qualification A Level 🧩
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Course Length 2 years
100% Pass rate in 2019
Overview

This course provides both a practical and a theoretical introduction to the various disciplines involved in Physical Education and develops the knowledge and understanding to analyse, evaluate and enhance individual and team techniques, skill and fitness. You will be expected to participate in all aspects of the course which will link practical and theoretical elements.

Lectures will involve both theory and practical work based on the themes above. You will take written exams at the end of both years. Practical assessment makes up the remaining 30% (this is split between coursework and practical assessment in one sport). You will be assessed as a performer or coach in one practical activity across both years. Where sports cannot be assessed in College, outside coaches may be asked to carry out the assessment.

Note: 2 year course no option to drop after year 1.

Links with Sports Academy: This course is linked to our Sports Academy. Sports Academy activities are carried out in addition to ALevel programmes and act as the Extend option.

For further information contact Faculty of Sport Leisure and Tourism: 01392 400431

What topics will I study?

Example practical areas of study:
(30% at A Level)

  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Cricket

Coursework 15% oral exam
15% of final grade on individual practical sporting and coaching performance
15% of final grade is based on completion of coursework

Theory: (70% of A Level)
Physiological, psychological and sociocultural factors affecting performance are studied across both year 1 and year 2 of the course.

What experiences will I get?

You may have applied to take part in our Sports Academy to develop your sporting talent.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course can be combined with other A Levels and/or BTEC Certificate courses to make a full programme.

Next steps: 

After completing this course you may progress to Higher Education such a Foundation Degree in Coaching and Fitness or Sports Therapy at Exeter College or a degree in at another university.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements: Grade 4 in English and 4 in Maths. Plus, you will need six GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: Grade 6 in GCSE PE and/or grade 5 in GCSE Biology or Combined Science. You must have achieved a good standard in your chosen sport.

Facilities

Local facilities such as our own Central Fitness gym, the new Exwick Pavllion and Exeter University may be utilised in addition to our sports hall. Sports Academy activities are carried out in addition to AS/A Level programmes.

Additional Costs

Textbooks £50 approx optional

  • You will pay for your own stationery
  • £20 course fee
  • MYPEEXAM subscription in year 1 and year 2
  • Have a question?

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    Speak to us today on 01392 400500 or email info@exe-coll.ac.uk.

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