Consistently achieving higher grades than the national average.
High quality fitness suite and sports hall on site enhance practical learning.
Achieved a 100% pass rate in 2019.
This diverse course allows you to develop your own sporting ability, whilst bridging the divide between the arts and sciences. If you have a passion for sport, you will enjoy exploring the history of sport, how your body responds to exercise and why you do not always perform at your best for an important game/competition.
You will study anatomy, and physiological, sociological and psychological theories, and apply them to sporting activity. You will look at what contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle, and develop an insight into movement, behaviour and performance in relation to sport and play. You will develop ways to optimise your own practical performance. You will develop a range of transferable skills: leadership, communication and organisational skills from practical work; your ability to research and analyse topic areas in theory areas.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C), to include English, Maths and Science. (It is not necessary to have studied PE at GCSE; many students succeed without having done so).
Other A Levels
Students wishing to enter Sports Science at university should combine Physical Education with at least one science. Those wishing to be teachers often choose Geography, Sociology or English. For a sporting or leisure industry career, Psychology or Business Studies work well. PE combines well with almost every other subject. You may also be interested in the Football Education Programme.
Where will my course lead?
A Level Physical Education leads onto many sports-related degree courses and is also valuable for medical-related courses such as Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. Its wide variety of skill sets will stand you in good stead for most university courses. The sport industry is huge and offers a wide variety of career opportunities in areas such as sport science, sports studies, sports coaching and development, sports therapy, sports psychology, teaching, biomechanics, leisure management, sports technology, and so much more.
There is a £20 additional course cost for this course.