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Tuesday, 06 October 2009
The future is looking very healthy for Physical Education A Level as it moves on to A2 for the first time!
The subject was launched at A Level last September by Mr Johnson, Head of PE, and since then it has proved to be a successful addition to the Boys' Division curriculum. The number of students choosing the subject is growing fast and there are now 12 students in total, with 8 currently studying PE at AS Level. There has already been a great deal of interest from the present Year 11 to sign up for next year's course, and a taster session is being held in the Sports Lecture Room on Friday 9th October.
Students studying PE choose a number of activities to participate in and also gain experience in coaching and officiating the activities to develop their understanding and appreciation of coaching points, skills, rules and the application of tactics. They examine physiological, psychological, socio-cultural and historical factors that underpin sporting performance. Sixty five percent of the course content is theoretical.
There are no specific requirements for entry into the course, although Grade A or B in Biology would be an advantage. An obvious background and interest in sport is essential.
The PE course will help students progress into Sports Science and Sports Studies and, further down the line, into careers in leisure and recreational management, physiotherapy, coaching, the teaching of Physical Education, lecturing and sport administration.
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