PE A-Level

Our key stage 5 exam curriculum is designed to allow students to seamlessly follow on from KS4. Students who are looking for a career in sport and/or apply for university to study Sport Science and Exercise and Health.

The A Level course breakdown:

Exam: 70%

Coursework: 15%

Practical performance 15%

Learners studying the A Level will study for two exams and a non-exam assessment:

  • Paper 1 Applied anatomy and physiology, Skill acquisition and Sport in Society
  • Paper 2 Exercise physiology and biomechanics, Sport psychology and Sport and society and technology in sport.
  • Practical performance in a full sided version of one activity and a written analysis of performance.

What could these qualifications lead to?

This qualification carries same UCAS point weighting as all other A-Level courses. Grades and UCAS point achieved on this course are recognised by higher education providers and contribute to admission requirements when taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of study. They combine well with a large number of other subjects and support entry into higher education courses in a very wide range of disciplines (depending on the subjects taken alongside). For learners who wish to study an aspect of sport in higher education, opportunities include:

  • BA (Hons) in Sport Studies and Business, if taken alongside A Levels in Business and Maths
  • BSC (Hons) in Sport Psychology, if taken alongside a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science and A Level in Psychology
  • BA (Hons) in Sports Education and Special and Inclusive Education, if taken alongside an A Level in English Language and a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science.
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