Physical Education A-Level

During this active and exciting A-Level, you will study four major elements of physical education. You will study scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of PE, as well as learn how to use data to analyse performance.




Level 3

Course Type

16 +


A Level


Options Course Code Starts Ends
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What will I study?

During this exciting A-Level course, you will study four major elements of physical education.

Over the next two years, you delve deeper into the theoretical aspects of sport. We will equip you with a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of PE, and teach you how to use data to analyse physical activity.

At the end of the course, you will be able to put this theory into practice by your practical assessment in a sport that you regularly compete in.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

A GCSE grade 5 in English Language, grade 5 in Maths, and grade 66 in Science.

How will I be assessed?

You will be formally assessed by an end of course exam in your second year. This will represent 70% of your overall mark. Additionally, you will be assessed in one practical sport which represents 30% of your overall mark.

What qualification will I achieve?

You shall achieve an A Level in PE at the end of your two years.

What can I do after completing this course?

Sport is a massive growth industry and this course can provide a pathway to a wide range of sport and non-sport based careers. Common progression routes into university include PE teaching, sports science/studies/development or coaching, leisure management and physiotherapy.

Are there any extra costs?

College sports equipment and clothing can be purchased through the PE department if you require it. One condition for acceptance on the course is that you will be expected to purchase a text book alongside a set of exam booklets - designed by physical education college staff - to help you with coursework, homework and assignments. This can be done through the college and details will be given to you during the first week of your course. You will be expected to also attend an A-Level PE revision day provided by the OCR exam board which will greatly benefit their exam study.

Additional Info

This is a highly theoretical course and has minimal practical application other than the final practical grading assessment.

If you're looking to achieve a C grade in your practical assessment, then we suggest that you train, practice, and regularly compete in your chosen sport.

You also have the opportunity to join one of our Sports Academies. We offer Netball and men's and women's Rugby and Football - all perfect additions to this A-Level.

We also recommend that you carry out some additional study, research and observations outside of class. Some of our lessons will revolve around discussion from independent work.