Physical Education

A-Level Physical Education

Did You Know?

There have been three Olympic Games held in countries that no longer exist.

Key Information


Two Year Course

Examination Board

What do I need to study this course?

Grade 4 or above in GCSE Combined Science or a distinction in Level 2 Applied Science, as well as grade 4 or above in GCSE English. You must be involved in regular training or competition and have club standard ability in one sport.

What will I study?

Physiological factors affecting performance: 90 marks, 2-hour paper, 30% Psychological factors affecting performance: 60 marks, 1-hour paper, 20% Socio-cultural issues in physical activity: 60 marks, 1-hour paper, 20% Performance in physical education: non-examined assessment, 30%

What next?

PE is particularly useful for a career or degree in: Teaching PE, health and exercise science, sports therapy, sports management, leisure studies, physiotherapy, outdoor pursuits, coaching, sports technology or sports development.

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