A Level Physical Education will build on your experience at GCSE to enhance your knowledge and increase understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in physical education.
The qualification aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for Higher Education or the world of work. The content of this course addresses topics such as: anatomy and physiology, sports psychology and the use of technology in sport to enhance performance.
A Level PE offers a holistic and in-depth insight into a wide range of important and interesting topics.
- Section A is the Sports Science-based content.
- Section B looks at Sports Psychology
- Section C looks at how Sport has influenced and changed society.
We generally ask for a GCSE point score of 5 or above to study a two-year A Level programme.
This will ideally include a 5 or above in English and Maths.
Your average GCSE score will include the Grades for all your GCSE subjects, added together, then divided by the number of subjects you’ve taken.
Please note: If you have a GCSE point score between 4 and 5 you can access certain A Level subjects.
Specific entry requirements
GCSE Grade 5 or above in Biology or Combined Science.
Grade 5 or above in GCSE PE is also highly beneficial.
Additionally, success in A Level PE is heavily reliant on students playing competitively or coaching regularly in sport.
You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare you for sports-related courses in Higher Education. Alternatively, you may wish to progress into employment within the sports industry.
Popular careers and university-based, sports related courses include:
• Physiotherapy/sports massage
• Sports business/marketing
• Performance analyst
• Sports science
• Sports medicine
• NHS careers – occupational therapy and nursing