A-Level Physical Education is an option to those pupils who have a particular interest or expertise in sport. Students must be fully prepared for a course which is much more intense than the GCSE PE course.
The course is divided up into three sections in Year 12 and in Year 13. These consist of:
AS - Anatomy and Physiology/Acquiring Skills/Socio Cultural factors
A2 - Exercise Physiology/History of Sport/Comparative Studies
Students are also expected to demonstrate their practical/officiating and or leadership skills in two sports at AS and one sport at A2.
Course Assessment - Theory Exam 70%, Practical Assessment 30%
Course Requirements - A high grade in their GCSE PE course (mainly in the theoretical paper) and at least ‘B’ grades in both Science and English.
Career Pathways - University to study Sports Science, PE Teaching, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Physiotherapy, Personal Trainer.