Physical Education

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Physical Education

If you are looking to pursue a career in Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sport Therapy, Sport Psychology or Sport and Leisure Management then A Level PE is for you. This could be a direct route into a Physical Education and Exercise Science Degree (or similar).

Examination Board AQA

Specification Number 7582

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Physical Education

If you are looking to pursue a career in Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sport Therapy, Sport Psychology or Sport and Leisure Management then A Level PE is for you. This could be a direct route into a Physical Education/Sport/Sportand Exercise Science Degree (or similar).

Examination Board AQA

Specification Number 7582

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  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

You will follow the A Level qualification specification over two years;

 
Topics Covered
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society
  • The role of technology in physical activity and sport
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • Exercise physiology
 
Course Leader of Physical Education

Mrs Wragg

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. 

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • GCSE PE 5+
  • OR BTEC Sport Merit
  • GSCE Science 4 4+

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

 

Paper One: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Section A: Applied anatomy & physiology

Section B: Skill Acquisition

Section C: Sport & society

 

Paper Two: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics

Section B: Sport psychology
Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity & sport

Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full-sided version of ONE activity

 
PLUS:
Written/verbal analysis and evaluation of performance.

 

Assessment Topic Area Duration Value
Paper 1Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport2 hour written exam35%
Paper 2Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport2 hour written exam35%
Internal AssessmentPractical performance in physical activity & sport90 marks (45 marks for practical/45 marks for written/verbal analysis and evaluation)30%

Progression Route

If you are looking to pursue a career in Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sport Psychology or Sport and Leisure Management then A Level PE is for you. This could be a direct route into a Physical Education/Sport/Sport and Exercise Science Degree (or similar).

How do I prepare? 

Recommended Reads
AQA Text Book 1 & 2 Physical EducationAQA Learning Resources
Need to Know AQA A Level PEHodder Education
My Revision Notes: AQA A Level PEHodder Education
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Course Leader of Physical Education

Mrs Wragg

Lisa.wragg@woodgreenacademy.co.uk