Sport (A Level)

Edexcel A-Level Sport

The purpose of A-level Physical Education is to give you the opportunity to improve your knowledge and personal skills in sports and exercises of your choice. In doing so you will also learn about how best to prepare your body and mind to maximise your performance as well as gaining insight into sports in a historical and comparative sense. A-level Physical Education is an excellent qualification for those interested in working professionally in sports or the leisure industry, exercise sciences or in further education.

Entry requirement: 

  • If PE has been studied at GCSE: a good pass achieved 
  • If PE has not been studied at GCSE: 6+ in science 

Career opportunities: A Level PE can open up a range of career opportunities including: sports development, sports coaching, physiotherapy, sports journalism, personal training or becoming one of the next generation of PE teachers. It can also be a brilliant stepping stone into a variety of different university degrees relating to health, medicine, exercise and fitness.

What will I study: You will student a number of different components over the two year course which include:

Year 12: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology

Section B: Skill acquisition

Section C: Sport and society

Year 13: 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

 How will I be assessed?:

Paper 1 and paper 2

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 105 marks
  • 35% of A-level

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport. Students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.

Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

  • Internal assessment, external moderation
  • 90 marks
  • 30% of A-level
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