GCE A Level Physical Education (WJEC)
A Level • Level 3
About the course
A Level Physical Education involves a range of physical education theory and practice that covers a range of different areas across the subject. You will undertake theory and practical based sessions with a focus on the following subjects: sport and society, sports physiology, sports psychology, skill acquisition and biomechanics. The course allows you to apply knowledge of the physical, technical, tactical and behavioural aspects of your sport and apply it to a study of your choice.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
02/09/2024, 02/09/2024, 02/09/2024
At least six GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. Additional entry requirements for this course are: A minimum of a grade 6 in GCSE Science. A genuine interest in sport is essential and applicants must compete or perform in at least one team sport or physical activity at club or school level as a minimum.
A Levels are assessed via external examination.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may decide to progress onto an Apprenticeship or a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship. You will also have the opportunity to progress onto a wide variety of Degree courses. Careers that this course may lead to include Sports nutrition, Strength and conditioning, Sports psychology, Sports physiology, Sports therapist, Performance analysis or Biomechanics.
Extra curricular activities
The college has many extracurricular sports clubs for you to get involved with including football, rugby, boxing, netball and cycling plus more. As a department we run a yearly trip combined with other subjects to Barcelona where we visit Camp Nou and Olympic park.