Have you ever wondered how our brain learns new physical skills, why some of us are very quick or our national sport is football? This A level is for students who are interested in sport and the various ways in which it affects individuals and society as a whole. This is an academic subject which mixes theory with practice. You will study the anatomical and physiological implications, the psychological demands and the sociological and historical contexts of the subject. You will need to be an able physical performer, as the subject requires a committed study in one sport/activity. The course is 70% theory and 30% practical, of which 10% is a verbal analysis of performance. The course is examined at the end of Year 13. Students have combined PE with other subjects and moved onto University to study all sports degrees, medicine, veterinary science, dentistry and finance degrees.
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