Physical Education A Level at Cowley International College
This course combines theoretical knowledge with practical
skills, challenging both the mind and the body.
Physical Education at AS and A-level will enhance a student’s
knowledge and experience of PE and sport, along with relevant
The subject offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study
of movement, performance and behaviour in relation to PE,
sport, play, leisure and recreation.
This course covers a wide range of theoretical areas such as:
Anatomy, Physiology, Movement and Sociocultural Studies
relating to participation in physical activity.
The practical component involves students performing,
coaching or officiating in two different activities.
Prospective students of AS and A-level PE should enjoy
studying how the human body and mind is affected by sport,
the place of PE and sport in our society, how the subject has
developed historically to fulfil its social role; and finally enjoy
developing and acquiring skills and techniques in a variety of
physical activities. It is also expected that students participate
regularly in sport.
Grade B or above in GCSE PE, Science and English. In the new
GCSE grading system, grade 5 is the equivalent to grade C.
A real passion for both practical sport and the principles
behind successful performance is essential if you are to
succeed on this course.
Common progression routes include: university undergraduate
degree programmes in Sport and Exercise Science, Coaching,
Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and PE teaching.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cowley International College directly.