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A-Level Physical Education

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles within the sport industry such as a performer, official, leader or a coach. You will be able to specialise in your chosen pathway in the second year of this A Level. You will study contemporary topics in sport such as the impact of the use of ergogenic aids, technology and the increasing commercialisation of sport. You will study:

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

This course is approximately 70% exam and 30% coursework. 


What Does The Programme Include

You will study in our new Borderville Sports Centre with state-of-the-art sports and fitness facilities, including access to Stamford Fitness gym. You will learn a combination of practical and theoretical skills that you need to progress to University or into the sport and fitness industry. You will study in a variety of ways. These will include: In class activities, worksheets, practise exam questions, tests, skills assessments, coaching, group work and independent study. We also organise industry visits that are relevant to your subjects and, where possible, subject specific conferences.

Entry Requirements

The standard requirement for A Levels is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/​C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/​B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own additonal entry requirement, please see below:

Grade 5/​C or above in Physcial Education.

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C in GCSE maths or English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

This is a linear subject which means it is examined externally entirely at the end of year two. There will be end of year exams in June of your first year which will determine your progress and whether you can enter the second year. During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support. 

Potential Future Career

Example job roles:

  • PE Teacher
  • Coach or Personal Trainer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Sports Journalist

Studying further:

  • The HND in Sport and Exercise Science at University Centre Stamford
  • Other Sport degrees at University


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Emily achieved A*, A, A, A* in Biology, Maths, Chemistry and her EPQ. The former Prince William School student progressed to The University of Nottingham to study Chemical Engineering.

Emily Hutchinson



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