Have you ever wondered

  • Why some people run faster than others?
  • How your personality affects your performance?
  • Why people take drugs?
  • How you could become an elite performer?
  • How technology can help you?

Studying A Level Physical Education will give you a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non exam assessment component, you will also develop a wide ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students. You can perform, and then through the academic study improve your performance or coaching through the application of theory.

Physical Education is studied through a range of different contexts and the impact it has on both ours and other’s everyday lives. You will learn the reasons why we do things, why some people out perform others mentally and physically. You will also delve into the ethical considerations behind the use of drugs and also the influence that modern technology is having in and on physical activity in sport.


You need to have a genuine interest in sport and a good level of practical ability as well as a determined attitude and the ability to meet deadlines and work independently. Students should also possess Grade 5 in GCSE PE (or Grades 6 in GCSE Science) and play sport on a regular basis outside of school.


  1. Assessment in one practical performance, as either a coach or performer.
  2. Assessment in one performance analysis task
  3. A total of 4 hours exam assessment, split over 3 papers, taken at the end of the 2 year course. A wide range of question types, including single mark, short answer and extended response.


Are you thinking of becoming a Physiotherapist? Aiming to manage a gym? Wanting to become a personal Trainer? Wanting to influence the diet and exercise habits of the nation? Fascinated by the human body? Studying other Sciences? Or do you just want to understand the why behind sports performance?

PE is a highly valued A Level which enables students to take a wide variety of courses at university from Medicine and Law to the Arts. Many students who choose PE go on to pursue careers in the Leisure Industry, Physiotherapy, Teaching, Coaching, the Armed Forces, Sports Journalism, and the Police.


We are pleased to boast a 100% pass rate at both AS and A2. In the A2 levels taken last summer all of our students achieved their best grade, or equivalent, in this subject.


Miss Dunkey

Mr Conroy


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