A Level PE

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AA21
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Along with a passion and talent for practical sport, A Level Physical Education allows a student to access a deeper understanding of what makes great sporting performance. Students will understand the psychological and physiological impacts on sport as well as the history behind certain sports and traditions.


What will I study? The theory aspect of the course, on which you will be assessed through examinations, includes: • Physiological factors affecting performance • Exercise Physiology • Anatomy & Physiology • Biomechanics • Skill Acquisition • Sports Psychology • Sport in Society • Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport You will also carry out a practical performance and an oral evaluation and analysis of a performance Students will also take part in practical sessions which will link into classwork and coursework. Aston is one of the few establishments still to offer a practical session as part of the course. To support this, each student will be offered Sports Leaders Level 2 and 3.

How will it be delivered?

Examinations (70%) Practical Performance and Oral Evaluation and Analysis of Performance (30%)

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in Science and either English Language or English Literature.

Your next steps...

Physical Education at A Level offers many opportunities and pathways: • Sport and Exercise Science • Teacher Training • Sports Development • Community Sports Work • Sports Management • Physiotherapy