What will I be studying?
Physiological and Psychological factors which improve performance.
Socio-Cultural and Historical effects on participation and performance.
The analysis and improvement of performance through physical performance, coaching and / or officiating.
What does this subject involve?
On-going performance and or coaching in sports with participation in school sports clubs / teams or external clubs
40% Practical assessment on the above
60% Theoretical examination assessment
No January modules, 1 written paper in June
What skills or qualities will I need?
Ability to express applications of concepts in writing.
A good general knowledge of a range of Sports.
An interest in Current Sporting Issues.
Ability to do / desire to learn how to do two of - performing, coaching, officiating at a high level.
It is advisable but not essential to have studied PE at GCSE.
An A level in Physical Education is useful for sports related careers including teaching, coaching, sports development, recreation management, equipment design and manufacturing.