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Physical Education A level at Balcarras School

Course description

The course provides progression from GCSE and a sound foundation for study in higher education.A-level PE is becoming an essential qualification for higher education in physical education and sports studies. The course provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers in teaching and coaching, the leisure industry, recreational management, the health and fitness industry and professional sport.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to have GCSE grade B or above in PE and a grade C in science. Those who have not studied GCSE PE will be considered if they have reached a high standard in two sports.



Component 1: Physiological factor affecting performance, 70 marks, 1hr 15mins - 35%

Component 2: Psychological and socio-cultural themes, 70 marks, 1hr 15mins - 35%

Component 3 Performance in education, 60 marks - 30%


Component 1: Physiological factors affecting performance, 90 marks, 2hr - 30%

Component 2: Psychological factors, 60 marks, 1hr - 20%

 Component 3: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport, 60 marks, 1hr - 20%

Component 4: Performance in physical education, 60 marks – 30%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Balcarras School directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years