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Physical Education

Physical Education

Physical Education


Unit 1:

Anatomy: Movement analysis, including bones, muscles and joints. Heart and circulation. Respiration.

Skill Acquisition: Learning and developing skilful movement.

Contemporary Studies: Issues connected with sport in society and the history of sport.

Unit 2:

Practical Performance in two activities. Club level in one sport.

Unit 3:

Sports psychology, evaluating contemporary issues, exercise physiology and historical studies.

Unit 4:

Practical: Performance, evaluation and appreciation of performance in one sport. Club level in one sport, school/college team level in second sport.


Please see page 26 for general entry requirements.


Assessment is by practical work and examinations.

Units are teacher-led, using a combination of styles and practical examples to demonstrate theoretical issues.

Students regularly complete exam style tasks and questions.


Students can apply to go on to study a degree in a wide range of physical education and sports-related studies. Physical education also offers an ideal foundation for degree courses such as leisure studies, recreation management, nursing and physiotherapy.

Combined with other subjects and training, career paths available to students include sports therapy, teaching, physiotherapy, journalism, sports coaching, dietetics, nutrition, personal training, leisure centre management and nursing.