A-Level Sports Science

The course will provide the opportunity to take students knowledge and understanding of Physical Education and the World of Sport to an advanced level. Following on from the GCSE PE course the A level allows students to advance their theoretical knowledge and understanding whilst specialising in a specific range of sports in a choice of roles. Success in this course will provide a clear link to studying a Sport related course in Higher Education. Choices could include Sports Science, Sports Psychologist, Elite coach or PE teacher.

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GCE A Level in Physical Education

Students follow two units in each year. Unit 2 and 4 allow students to specialise in an practical area of specific interest.

AS Level (8PE01)

Unit 1: Participation in Sport and Physical recreation (50% of AS level) (25% of full A level) 1 hour 30 minute exam.1 hour 30 minute exam.
Unit 2: The Critical Sports Performer (50% of AS level) (25% of full A level)Internally assessed with external moderation
Task 2.1: Personal performance
Task 2.2: Local study
Task 2.3: National study
Task 2.4: Performance analysis


A Level (9PE01)

Unit 3: Preparation for Optimum Sports Performance (25% of full A level)2 hour exam paper.
Unit 4: The Developing Sports Performer (25% of full A level)Internally assessed with external moderation
Task 4.1: Development Plan
Task 4.2: International Study
Task 4.3: Progressive participation
Task 4.4: Life plan

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 or above in Sports Science GCSE or related subjects

Curriculum Summary