"I love A Level PE, it has helped me understand PE and Sport in much more detail and my performance level has improved dramatically through the coursework". Student

We offer this course as both a single or double award (the double award is the equivalent to 2 A Levels)

An Advanced level qualification in the subject is rapidly becoming an essential pre-requisite for specialist study in Physical Education and Sports Studies in Higher Education, and it is also a suitable qualification for other areas of study. The course provides an excellent foundation for candidates intending to pursue careers in teaching and coaching, sports development, the Leisure industry, Recreation management, the Health and Fitness industry and Professional Sport. 

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 lists.

The Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI).

Exam Code: H155 and H555

Where the course leads

A level PE is rapidly becoming an important qualification for specialist study in PE and Sports studies in Higher Education, as well as a suitable qualification for a very broad range of other degree courses. The course provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers in Teaching and Coaching, the leisure industry, Recreational Management, the Health and Fitness industry and Professional Sport.

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE PE or Biology.

Course Contact

Mr S Pope

PE Subject Leader