The A Level Physical Education course allows you to play to your strengths and gain dynamic theoretical and practical skills for further education or work. It gives you a strong foundation for understanding the main topics within the discipline of Sports Science, underpinning all forms of participation and performance in physical activity and Sport.
Disciplines covered offer a wide range of learning opportunities, including topics like Anatomy and Physiology, looking into the body systems and their impact on exercise; and Sport Psychology, which delves into the mind of performers. With every topic being so different, Physical Education is a subject that opens your eyes up to the world of Sport, whether you’re a recreational gym-goer or elite athlete.
Section 1 – Theory (70%)
Section 2 – Non-exam assessment (30%)
An A Level in Physical Education can lead to careers within the Sports and Leisure industries, including: PE teaching/coaching, exercise physiology, physiotherapy, Sports development, fitness/leisure centre management, Sports therapist and many more. A-Level PE is also classed as a ‘Science’ for certain University entry requirements which can contribute to a vast range of BSc courses outside of sport (it is important that you check the specific requirements for each University to see if this applies).