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Starts

2 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time

Campus

Framwellgate Moor Campus

Duration

2 Years

Level

Level 3

Course code

ALEVF3025AS1

Fee Information

Standard Fees of £811.00 for the first year

Advanced Learner Loan Fees of £811.00 for the first year

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Student Finance

If you are aged 19 or over and not eligible to get your course free, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help towards the cost of some, or all, of your fees. If the amount of Advanced Learner Loan available to you is less than the Advanced Learner Loan Fee for your course, you would need to pay the difference. See our Funding Your Study page for more information or visit the Student Loans Company website to find out more.

Course details may be subject to change.

If you are interested in studying A Levels at New College Durham please just complete one application form and you will be able to choose your subjects once you have had your interview. You do not need to apply for each of the subjects you are interested.

This A-Level in PE is designed to provide you with an in depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of physical education.

You will cover a wide range of topics, including anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition, sports psychology, and sports sociology.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore the history and development of sport and physical education, as well as contemporary issues such as the role of technology in sport.

Entry Criteria

You will hold five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including:

  • GCSE English Language - grade 5 - GCSE Maths - grade 5
  • GCSE Science - grade 5,5

What are the next steps?

You will be invited to attend a meet the tutor chat with one of our A-Levels team.

Please bring evidence of your grades or predicted grades.

Study Aims

This A-Level qualification aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education.

You will:

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
  • understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance
  • understand 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
  • refine your ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • develop your ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
  • understand the contribution that physical activity makes to health and fitness
  • improve your ability to learn independently, and think critically and reflect.

Modules Studied

  • Exercise physiology, training and performance
  • Movement analysis, technology and biomechanics
  • Sport psychology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society

Teaching and Assessment

This classroom-based course will include learning activities during lesson time, homework tasks and internal assessments.

You will be assessed through a written examination and a practical assessment. The written examination consists of two papers, each worth 35% of the overall grade, while the practical assessment is worth 30%.

The practical assessment will involve participating in an individual sport and a team sport. You will be assessed on your performance in both sports. You will also be marked on your ability to analyse and evaluate the performance of each individual, including your own.