Physical Education - A Level

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code PG22
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

If you have a passion for historical, physiological, sociological, psychological and biomechanical elements of sport, as well as an up to date knowledge of contemporary and current issues in the industry then this is the course for you.

You will need to demonstrate a high level of motivation and commitment to work independently, demonstrating a desire to succeed.


Details

You will need to demonstrate a high level of motivation and commitment to work independently, demonstrating a desire to succeed.

You will be assessed practically in the fully competitive version of one sport as either a performer or coach. You will also be assessed theoretically across six areas; three in Paper 1 and three in Paper 2. Success in A Level PE is heavily reliant on your willingness and ability to compete or coach regularly in sport.

Paper 1: (35% of final grade)

Section A - Applied Anatomy & Physiology

Section B - Skill Acquisition

Section C - Sport & Society

Paper 2: (35% of final grade)

Section A - Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics

Section B - Sport Psychology

Section C - Sport & Society and Technology in Sport

Practical Performance: (15% of final grade)

Practical performance in/through the fully competitive version of one sport as either a performer or coach (internally assessed and moderated by AQA). This will be submitted via a video recording of at least three fully competitive events/games which are compiled and filmed by you in your own time. This video recording must be ready for assessment by the spring term of year 13. You will be assigned a practical teacher/mentor who will support you with this.

Performance Analysis & Evaluation: (15% of final grade)

Written and/or verbal account of analysis & evaluation of self (internally assessed and moderated by AQA).

Entry requirements

To secure a place at our Post-16 Centre you will need five or more GCSE passes at Grade 5 or above and a minimum of a Grade 4 in both English Language and Mathematics. You will also need a Grade 5 at GCSE (or equivalent vocational qualification) for most subjects you want to study at A Level.

For new subjects not previously studied at GCSE, for example; Government and Politics, Psychology and Sociology you must have achieved a Grade 5 in English Language. To study Psychology you also need a Grade 5 in Mathematics or be willing to study Core Mathematics. Notwithstanding this, if you are applying to study Biology, Chemistry or Physics you must achieve a minimum of Grade 6 in the respective science at GCSE, or at least 6-6 in the Combined Trilogy Course, as well as (for Biology and Chemistry) a Grade 5 or higher in Mathematics or (for Physics) a Grade 6 at GCSE.

For Further Mathematics A Level you will require a Grade 8 at GCSE Mathematics.


Your next steps...

Future Study and Career Opportunities

This course can lead on to a variety of physical education and sports study-related courses in Higher Education.

Careers in Teaching, Coaching, Sports Development, Recreational Management, Health, Leisure and Fitness, the Leisure Industry and Professional Sports are all supported by an A Level in Sport.