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Physical Education A Level at Durham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

A-level Physical Education (PE) builds on students’ experiences from
GCSE to enhance their knowledge and increase understanding of
the factors that affect performance and participation in physical
education (although it is not essential for students to study GCSE
PE prior to starting on the A-level course). Students have
opportunities during the course to develop the skills and knowledge
required for higher education or the world of work.
At AS level, students have the opportunity to experience and develop an
interest in a variety of roles in sport such as performer, official and/or
The course provides students with opportunities to address current
contemporary topics in sport such as the impact in the use of
ergogenic aids, technology and increasing commercialisation of sport.
At A2 level, the course enables students to further develop their AS
studies and then to specialise in a chosen area.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years


  • More information
    • Durham Sixth Form Centre is located in Durham City Centre next to Gala Square and Freeman’s Quay. We are a couple of minutes walk from both the bus station and the railway station. Our students enjoy having all of the city centre facilities, shops, restaurants, the city library, cinema and theatre on our doorstep. In the city itself, students find a host of lively cultural, social and educational advantages and facilities. The galleries, exhibitions, museums and book shops all play their part in enriching the student experience. A large public car-park is directly opposite and adjacent to Durham Sixth Form Centre’s main entrance.