PE A-Level

Why study PE?

The subject will allow you to pursue higher level education in sports studies or sports science.

It will give you the opportunity to expand on your knowledge of sport allowing you to pursue coaching or teaching.

What will I be learning about?

Physiological factors effecting 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 activity:

  • Performance or coaching
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI)

Where will this lead?

The subject will allow you to pursue higher level education in sports studies or sports science.

It will give you the opportunity to expand on your knowledge of sport allowing you to pursue coaching or teaching.

How will I be assessed?

Externally set exams (3 x 2 hours) and one internally set, plus an externally moderated practical task.

What are the entry requirements?

Five grade 9-4 at GCSE level, including a minimum level 5 in English.