A Level Physical Education

What is the course about?

What is the course about?
A-level Physical Education allow students to play to their strengths and gain dynamic theoretical and practical skills for further education or work. They'll be familiar with some of the content from GCSE, yet they will study it in more depth, acquiring new knowledge along the way.

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society
  • Biomechanical Movement

Practical Module:
Students will be required to perform in one physical activity. They will be required to demonstrate their skills in this sport and should be already performing at a high level with the intent to continue participation in their sport.

Performance Analysis and Evaluation:
Students must complete a Performance Analysis and Evaluation based on their performance or the performance of another sports person.

Who might the course suit?

An interest in the theoretical aspects of Physical Education and Sports Science is essential as the A-Level is majority theory based. To have studied GCSE PE is highly recommended.

What might the course lead to?

The specification prepares students well for further study in various fields, for example, social and natural sciences, teaching, sports science, leisure and tourism. An A Level qualification is rapidly becoming essential for specialist study in PE and Sport Science in Higher Education and is also a desirable qualification for other areas of study, including physiotherapy, nutrition and teaching.