A Level PE provides an exciting opportunity for you to build on your passion for physical education and develop a more rounded knowledge of the factors that contribute to overall performance in sport. The course will build on the physical expertise of individuals in one chosen activity as well as increasing their awareness and understanding of the physiological, psychological, biomechanical and contemporary issues that surround sport and physical activity.
A Level Physical Education is split into three sections: theory, practical and coursework.
The theory aspect is tested via two examinations and includes a variety of questions including six essay questions on each paper. This accounts for 70% of the overall grade.
The PE Department is very experienced at teaching A Level PE, students enjoy the course, are successful and many further their studies by completing PE related degrees at university or gaining employment in areas where the skills they have learnt on the course are advantageous to them in their apprenticeship or workplace.
Physical education has strong cross–curricular links with biology, psychology, sociology, dance and science. It also incorporates elements of physics and maths in the biomechanics section in year two.
Many students progress to university courses. These are wide and varied and include:
Students have secured sports coaching apprenticeships with local companies coaching primary school students and students aged 11-16 in school holiday camps.
Students have gone into sports coaching, PE teaching, further study for masters degrees, professional sport, working with national governing bodies and other careers.
The majority of students continue their studies at university.