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Physical Education & Sport A Level at Northallerton School & Sixth Form College

Course description

Subject Content - This qualification is linear so students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course, which is 2 years. Some of the areas covered include Applied anatomy and physiology, Skill acquisition, Sport and society, Exercise physiology, Biomechanical movement, Sport psychology, Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport.

Course content

The subject is team taught with teachers specialising in different areas of the syllabus. Students will experience a range of styles of delivery with some practical elements though the bulk is theoretical.

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE PE (and at least a C in the exam) or science.


There wll be 2 papers and non-exam assessment which will be a practical performance in a fully competitive physical activity or sport, along with a written analysis of performance.

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

Both paper will be assessed through a written exam which will last for 2 hours and worth the same weighting

Paper 1 =105 marks

Paper 2=105 marks

Paper 1=35% of A Level

Paper 2=35% of A Level

Non exam assessement: Practical performance in physical activity and sport 

Internal assessment, external moderation

90 marks

30% of the A Level


Future opportunities

The course is complemented by psychology and the sciences. It offers progression to students wishing to study sport science, physiotherapy, teaching, coaching or careers in the forces.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northallerton School & Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2016

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