Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in Theory Component of GCSE PE

If GCSE PE has not been studied, you will need to achieve Grade 6-6 in GCSE Science

Alongside the entry requirements for each course, you will also need to achieve the minimum Sixth Form entry requirements.


External Examinations: 70% of A-Level

1 x Performance Component: 30% of A-Level

Next Steps

The A-Level in Physical Education opens up a range of possibilities for further study and careers associated with the subject.

It is an excellent base for a university degree in sports science, sports  management, healthcare and it can also complement further study in biology, human biology, physics, psychology, nutrition and sociology.

A-Level in Physical Education (PE)

Have you ever wondered why some people can run faster than others? How your personality affects your performance? How you could become an elite sports performer? Why people take performance enchancing drugs or how new technology can help you?

If you want to know the answers to these sorts of questions then A Level Physical Education is for you.

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Course Content

  • Joint movements and muscles
  • Types of contractions
  • Analysis of movement
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Ergogenic aids
  • Aerobic training
  • Strength training
  • Flexibility training
  • Periodisation
  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • Injury prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Skills
  • Practice
  • Stages of learning
  • Guidance
  • Feedback
  • Memory
  • Team dynamics
  • Goal setting
  • Confidence
  • Leadership
  • Stress management
  • Modern sport
  • Ethics
  • Commercialisation
  • Media
  • Routes to sporting excellence
  • Modern technology

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