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Physical Education A Level


A Level

Why study this course?

• If you have a keen interest in sport and recreation
• If you want to know more about how the body functions and the effects of exercise
• If you want to evaluate and improve your own sporting performance
• If you have an enquiring mind and are interested in the development of sport throughout the world
• If you want to move onto a sport related career of higher education

Potential careers:

  • Sports coaching
  • Fitness training
  • PE teacher
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports therapist
  • Biomechanist
  • Sports physiologist
  • Sports psychologist

Course content

  • Physiological factors affecting performance
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Psychological factors affecting performance
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport
  • Sport and Society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport
  • Performance in physical education
  • Performance or coaching of an activity taken from the approved list (1 Practical activity)
  • The Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (Controlled assessment)


70% Examination
15% Practical sport (1 activity)
15% Controlled assessment/Coursework

Staff contact:

Mr A Jones