Qualification type: Level 3 GCE AS & GCE A
This qualification has been designed to allow learners to develop an appreciation of physical education in a wide range of contexts. It integrates theory and practice across four topics over two years. Topics include understanding the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance; understanding the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport; understand; the role of technology in physical activity and sport; refining their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas; understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness. Assessment includes examinations and internal coursework
Progression routes: Further and higher education in areas of sport. Career opportunities in physiotherapy, personal training, nutrition, sports psychology, education, NHS.