Physical Education

Delivered at Westfield School

Aims of the course

  • 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 and the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement 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
  • Improve as an effective and independent learner and as critical and reflective thinker with a curious and enquiring mind.

Course Content

Applied anatomy and physiology including body systems and diet and nutrition

Skill Acquisition

Sport Psychology

Contemporary Issues


Unit 01 (30%):          Applied anatomy and physiology

Exercise physiology

Biomechanics, including technology in sport

Unit 02 (20%):         Skill acquisition

Sports psychology

Unit 03 (20%):         Sport and society

Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

Unit 04 (30%):        Performance or Coaching

Evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement (EAPI)

Career opportunities

Education                        Sports Psychologist            Professional Player

Manager                           Grounds Person                 Development Officer

Umpire                             Teacher                                Coach

Personal trainer              Reporter                              Sports Technology

Designer                           Dietician                              Sociologist

Gym Instructor               Events Manager                 Journalist