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A Level Physical Education

  • LEVEL 3

Course Overview

A Level PE is for strong sports performers who are interested in extending their knowledge and understanding of how the systems of the body work and how this impacts health and exercise.

This course is predominantly theory, however there are regular opportunities to learn in a practical environment. Regular sports fixture’s are available as well as trips, visits and guest speakers. This course works well alongside other A Levels.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 26 Jun 2026

Entry Requirements

Requires GCSEs in English, maths and science at grade 4, plus PE at grade 5 if taken, plus the standard entry requirements of an A Level or mixed progra...

Course information

You will gain knowledge around different theories of learning and the psychological factors that influence performance. Finally, you will study the history and development of sport and the influence sport has on society.

2 Years

Assessment is both practical and written assessment:

– Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport.
– Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport.

Non-exam assessment: practical performance in one physical activity and sport. The written assessment contributes to 70% of your A Level grade and the
practical assessment contributes towards 30%.

Level 3 AQA GCE A Level in Physical Education

During your two years of study you will undertake a work placement. You will also hear from a variety of industry speakers, visit careers’ fairs and attend workshops, trips and visits.

University, career or an apprenticeship

Level 3

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