PE - Key Stage 5

PE is a linear A-Level.


Subject content

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology
  2. Skill acquisition
  3. Sport and society
  4. Exercise physiology
  5. Biomechanical movement
  6. Sport psychology
  7. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

Assessments

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

  • Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Section B: Skill acquisition
  • Section C: Sport and society

Paper 2: 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 and sport

  • Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity
  • Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance

After the course

Students have, in the past, progressed to higher education to follow a Sport Science or Physical Education course. Other students have used their experience to develop coaching and teaching roles.


Entry Requirements

Students should have obtained a grade 6 at GCSE and should be participating in sport on a weekly basis at a good level.