KATIE DRAPER | SIXTH FORM STUDENT
I chose to study A-Level PE because I enjoyed the GCSE course (particularly the Anatomy and Physiology section) so I knew that I would like to continue it at a higher level, learning about topics in greater depth (e.g. sports psychology, contemporary issues in sport and society). You are only assessed in one sport, which allows you to focus on a sport you love – for me it was netball – instead of three at GCSE.
Next year I hope to study medicine at university, so taking PE along with Biology and Chemistry has helped me learn about the inner workings of the human body, and how it links to sport and exercise.
WHY CHOOSE A-LEVEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION?
A Level Physical Education creates a fantastic opportunity to explore physical activity and sport from a multi- faceted dimension. Our students will build on their existing knowledge of this subject area whilst developing their comprehension and understanding of how theoretical principles influence practice. The three principal areas of study are:
- Applied Anatomy and Physiology
- Psychological Factors Affecting performance
- Social-Cultural Issues in Sport
Students studying this course will need to be actively playing sport, as it is a requirement to be assessed within a competitive environment within one activity area. The final component of this course is to provide a verbal evaluation and analysis of a practical performance.
WHY STUDY A-LEVEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT CWLC?
Studying PE at CWLC will enable you to be taught by experts within their fields of study. Our results are above national average, reflecting the exceptional working relationships our learners have with their teachers. With smaller class sizes that allow for personalised teaching and feedback, we create an outstanding winning formula. We are fortunate to have inspirational guest speakers who work with elite athletes and share their experiences and journeys with our learners to inspire the next generate of professionals within sport.
Our learners will receive nurturing through the theoretical and practical elements of the course, enabling them to play to their individual strengths, whilst building on their developmental areas. A broad range of teaching methods and styles are utilised as part of this programs, enabling all learners to access the learning opportunities, whilst embedding and applying acquired knowledge to real life sporting performances.
WHAT COULD YOU DO NEXT?
This course enables our students to move onto a broad range of sport related degree courses, from Sport Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Coaching, Performance Analysis, Physical Education and Sport Studies. Non-sport related courses like medicine, paramedics, midwifery, nursing, and police apprenticeships to name just a few are also popular degree courses for our learners to move onto!
We are delighted and proud that many of our past students are now working in medicine, teaching PE, sports journalism, performance analysis, sports coaching, sports psychology and physiotherapy.
Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form,
Phone: 01905 423906