Physical Education

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Physical Education

Physical Education at A-level is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the world of sports and PE with the chance to perform or coach a sport (through the non-exam assessment component), and delve into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

Course Description.

Studying A-level Physical Education is an excellent platform and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sports science. This course is for the committed and enthusiastic sportsperson who has a genuine interest in how to better the best machine they own, the human body. You learn where you ‘fit in’ to the science of sport – physiologically, biomechanically, and psychologically to help enhance your own performance. This course supports and extends in a sporting perspective the science behind sport, in mind, body, and technology through proven research, alongside the history and societal influences on a global scale, past and present.

Students will have full access to our excellent school facilities;

  • 4 badminton sports hall with indoor cricket nets, full-length volleyball nets, and trampoline harness.
  • Fully equipped and mirrored activity studio with cardio, weight and plyometric specific equipment.
  • MUGA and court areas outside on the playground.
  • The main hall space with a sprung floor for Dance.

 

Plus access to a range of state-of-the-art facilities through our partnership with the University of Birmingham;

  • New gymnastics facility
  • Copious amounts of fields
  • 50m swimming pool
  • 3 sports halls
  • Squash Courts
  • Climbing Wall
  • Water-based pitches
  • Athletics track

We also regularly offer events and fixtures through local tennis, rugby and cricket clubs.

This complete grounding in the subject provides a fantastic base from which students can build upon when they move on to higher education, employment or further training.

This course builds on GCSE PE content, as well as complimenting A-level subjects such as Biology, Psychology, and Sociology and in parts Maths, Chemistry, and Physics.

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