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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

PE in the Sixth Form

A Level PE

Students study:

  • applied anatomy and physiology
  • exercise physiology and applied movement analysis
  • skill acquisition
  • sport psychology
  • sport and society

You will be involved in one practical performance of one chosen sport as a player, performer or coach, and you will complete one piece of coursework based on Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme.

What sort of work will I be doing?

The work is split in between coursework/practical and theory, with much more emphasis on the theory work. You will be expected to do research, and investigative work, group work and individual tasks. You will also be expected to complete regular homework assignments and do further reading at home. You are expected to participate in sport outside of school and take part in extra curricular activities within the school

What exam board do we follow?

Edexcel  

Entry requirements:

  • Grade 6 or above in PE
  • Grade 6 or above in English
  • Grade 6 or above in Biology or Combined Science.
  • Must take part in sport outside of school

And finally….

The PE department has very high expectations. To fulfil your true potential in A Level PE you will need to have a keen interest in the subject. It is vital that you have lots of enthusiasm and commitment to the course as you will be expected to attend extra curricular clubs.

With a qualification in Physical Education you could go on to Higher Education and pursue a career in the following areas:

  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Development
  • Facilities Management
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Nutrition
  • PE teacher
  • Lecture
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Sports Journalism
  • Chiropractor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Sports Physiotherapy

BTEC: National Extended Certificate in Sport

You will study three mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry.

There is one optional unit which has been designed to support choices in progression to sport courses in higher education, and to link with relevant occupational areas.

What exam board do we follow?

Edexcel

What is the course about?

Entry requirements:

  • Grade 4 or above in PE, English and combined science
  • Must take part in sport outside of school

Progression and career opportunities:

  • University courses
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Development
  • Facilities Management
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Nutrition
  • PE teacher
  • Lecture
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Sports Journalism
  • Chiropractor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Sports Physiotherapy

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