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Physical Education


Physical Education is a fast growing area of interest within many differing career pathways including sports medicine, sports marketing, sports psychology and physiotherapy, to name but a few. It is complemented by many of the other A level subjects as it contains sections on sporting Physiology, Psychology, Sociology, History and contemporary issues.

You will study:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society and the role of technology

in physical activity and sport
In addition to two written papers, you will be assessed as a performer or coach in one activity from the list. You will also be required to complete a written/verbal analysis of a sporting performance.
To be successful in this A level you will need a genuine interest in all sports, as well as a strong interest in applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and applied movement analysis, psychological and social principles of PE, and sport psychology.