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Physical Education

Physical Education

Entry Criteria

  • Average Point Score: 4.0
  • English Language GCSE Grade 4
  • Grade 4 in this subject (or equivalent) at GCSE

Examination Board

  • AQA


Teaching Staff

  • Mr Burns
  • Mrs Knight-Percival
  • Mr Deane

PE provides a range of learning opportunities:

  • Theoretical – anatomy & physiology, skill acquisition, socio-cultural studies, sport psychology, exercise physiology and historical studies – this work is learnt in a variety of ways;
  • Visual – use of videos, powerpoints, demonstrations and ICT
  • Auditory – pupils presenting to their peers
  • Kinaesthetic – practical sessions, two lessons a week. Some theory lessons are also taught practically

Who should choose A level PE?

  • those with a genuine interest and ability in practical Physical Education
  • those with an eye to a career in leisure (sport science, psychology, coaching, sport development, physiology) teaching, physiotherapy, nursing, management
  • those who wish to combine a good A Level with a variety of others – with Science – Biology and Physics, or Humanities – History, Geography, English
  • those who can research and follow it up
  • those who can openly discuss issues
  • those who would like to have practical lessons
  • and most of all, those who will enjoy it!

University & Career opportunities:

Degrees :

  • Sport Science
  • Sport Psychology
  • Coaching
  • Sport Development
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • and many more

Job opportunities:

  • Teaching
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Administration
  • Medicine
  • Careers based on combinations with other A Levels