Physical Education

The A-Level PE course is well-suited to students with a genuine interest in sport who wish to study the theory behind the practical side of PE. It is particularly useful for those who are thinking of a career in Physiotherapy, Sports Science or Sports Management.

Students study anatomical, physiological and psychological theories and apply them to sporting activity, looking at what contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle and developing an insight into movement, behaviour and performance in relation to sport. 30% of the course is based on a student’s own practical ability, so it is important they are actively engaged in a sport of their choice.

Assessment is by three exams covering physiological and psychological factors affecting performance, socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport and practical performance.

Students visit The Athlete Factory to experience how elite sports performers plan their training and take part in a university trip to see sports science in action.