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The course covers factors that affect performance in sport and activity as well as considering factors that affect optimal performance.
Exam Board AQA
Exams: 2 exam papers in Y13 plus a practical assessment making up 30% of the final grade. The practical assessment comprises film evidence of performing at a competitive level and a written analysis linking to theory topics. This requires a current and serious commitment to one sport.
A*-B 25% | A*-C 75% | A*-E 100%
No entrants 2019
Sixth Form entry criteria plus
Minimum grade 4 at GCSE PE if studied.
Participation in a sport at club level with regular training outside school
Grade 4 in GCSE science
Sport and fitness is a huge industry. From pushing the boundaries of performance in elite sport through to amateur teams and individuals who need activity to maintain health, sport and fitness is a fast growing business. Physical Education has never played such an important part in society. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach, including social, physiological, biomechanical and psychological insights into understanding human performances and as such requires a broad range of academic skills. A level PE is now well regarded as an A level science subject when applying to courses in different fields of study. PE students are fit and healthy, good communicators and leaders, team players with good social skills. They have the ability to analyse, evaluate and self-reflect. These are qualities sought after by future employers.
A level PE could lead you towards numerous university courses including
Strength and conditioning
Exercise and health
Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience
Competitive sports competitions
Sports tours have included Barcelona, Ireland, Italy, Barbados and various UK venues.