A-Level Physical Education

Sixth Form

A-Level Physical Education

What Topics Will I Study?

Year 12
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Skill acquisition
Sport and Society
Exercise Physiology
NEA – Practical Assessment in 1 sport.

Year 12 PE Curriculum Overview

Year 13
Sport Psychology
Sport and Society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport
Biomechanical movement
NEA – Verbal or written analysis of performance


Key Skills
The broad and balanced nature of A-Level Physical Education offers theoretical research skills, literacy and numeracy development as well as leadership skills including organisation, confidence, communication, coaching and problem solving skills that will all be developed throughout the 2 years, enabling our students to be the leaders of the future and progress within their chosen career paths quickly if needed.

What Grades do I Need at GCSE Level?

To study Physical Education at A-Level, you will need to have achieved the entry requirements for the Sixth Form. It is expected that these grades will include a grade 5 in English Language and Science with no grade less than a 4 in any subject. For those who currently study GCSE Physical Education you will be expected to have achieved a GCSE grade 6 or higher and be playing regular sport from the permitted list, preferably to a high standard as this makes up 30% of the course total. Studying GCSE PE or Biology (as a single science scoring a grade 7) is mandatory for this course.

What Other Subjects Should I Study?

Physical Education complements a wide range of other subjects taught in Idsall Sixth Form. There are strong links with Biology, Physics, Business Studies, Information Technology, Maths, Sociology and Psychology. Many students find that combinations of these subjects work well together.

What About Choices After A-Levels?

There are a wide variety of skills that can be developed through Physical Education that can prove valuable in subsequent studies. Many students have used an A-Level in Physical Education as a platform for further study to undergraduate degree courses or Level 3, and 4 apprenticeships in industry, undergraduate degrees can be accessed in Sports, Medicine, Business, Technology, design and coaching and scientific areas. Physical Education fits in with leadership and management in nearly all career sectors; opening up a variety of opportunities in the world of work for our Physical Education students after Idsall.

Further Information

If you would like further information, please contact Mr P Goodison (Head of Physical Education and Sport): pgoodison@idsall.shropshire.sch.uk

Exam Board: AQA

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