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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The A Level in Physical Education is particularly suitable for students who wish to progress to higher education and study subject areas such as coach education, sport science, health and fitness and teaching. It is also suited to students who wish to work in the sports or health and fitness professions.

A Level PE can also be valuable for those students interested in sport and wish to study the world of health and fitness and the impact  of physical education on the world around them at an advanced level.


The Physical Education A Level course has been designed to provide students with  an in-depth understanding of the nature  of physical education and sport.

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation  in physical activity and sport

• Applied anatomy and physiology 

• Skill acquisition 

• Sport and society 

Assessment: written exam of two hours.  35% of A Level.

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

• Exercise physiology and bio-mechanics 

• Sport psychology 

• Sport and society and technology in sport 

Assessment: written exam of two hours.  35% of A Level.

Non-exam assessment

Practical performance in physical activity  and sport.

Students are assessed as a performer or  coach in the full sided version of one activity plus written and verbal analysis of performance.

Assessment: internal with external moderation. 30% of A Level.  

How will it be delivered?

A combination of classroom study, self study and enrichment activities.

Entry requirements

GCSE PE grade 6 or above with at least  grade 5 at theory

Your next steps...

Sports science, PE teacher, physiotherapist, professional sportsperson, sports coach, consultant, sports policy at local and national level, diet and fitness instructor, personal trainer.


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