A-Level Physical Education

What Will I learn?

The theoretical knowledge of the factors that underpin sport.

  • The understanding of how physiological and psychological responses affect performance
  • Applied anatomy and exercise physiology
  • Applied skill acquisition
  • The biomechanical movement analysis of sports performance
  • The understanding of the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s participation
  • The understanding of how physical activity can improve health and fitness.

How Am I Assessed?

A keen interest in sport and participation at competitive level throughout the duration of the A level is a key requirement for this course as students will assessed in a practical performance as a player or a coach (15%) as well as complete a performance analysis and a performance based development plan. (15%).

Alongside this you be assessed in two written exams, Scientific Principles of Physical Education (40%) and Psychological and Social Principles of Physic.

What Career Options Do I Have?

  • Exercise and Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Journalism
  • Sports Scientist
  • Sports Coach/PE Teacher
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Sports Performance Analyst

Examination Board: Edexcel Pearson