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PE & Sport

Course Information

Title: PE & Sport

Type: A Level

Entry Requirements:Standard entry requirements. While studying PE at GCSE is an advantage it is not essential.

Course Length: 2 Years

Curriculum Outline: Key Stage 5


A level physical education allows you to study the full range of sports sciences including physiology, psychology, biomechanics and sociology. You will learn the fundamentals of each discipline as well as the impact they can have on sports participation and performance.

What will I study

The specification content is divided into seven areas:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

How will I be assessed?

This subject is assessed by two examinations at the end of your course and by the submission of your coursework.

Assessment Overview

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport
105 marks
2 hour written exam
35% of total mark

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport
105 marks
2 hour written exam
35% of total mark

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport
90 marks
Internal assessment, external moderation
30% of total mark

What Students Say:

"A level PE is not just for athletes. It is a course that allows you to learn about the whole of the human body and mind."

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