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A Level 

You will study: 

  • Physical Factors Affecting Performance - Applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics 

  • Psychological Factors Affecting Performance - Skill acquisition, sport psychology 

  • Socio-cultural Issues in Physical Activity and Sport - Sport and society, contemporary issues in physical activity and sport 

  • Performance in Physical Education - Performance or coaching of an activity, evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement 

A Level Physical Education looks at anatomy and physiology, sports psychology and contemporary issues. It also offers an extensive choice of practical sporting activities. 


70% Exam 

30% Practical 

Where Next 

The course would be ideal if you intend to progress and complete a sports related degree. Potential careers include sports development, teaching, physiotherapy and sports coaching. 

More Information 

For more information about this course please see the specification below or contact the Sixth Form team.