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Physical Education at St Gregory's Catholic School

Course description

The A Level in Sport & Physical Education is particularly suitable for students who wish to progress to onto Higher Education and study subject areas such as; coach education, sport science, health and fitness and teaching Physical Education. It is also suited to students who wish to work in the sports or health and fitness professions. It can also be valuable for those students interested in sport and wish to study the world of health and fitness and the impact of physical education on the world around them at an advanced level.


Course content

The Physical Education A2 Level course has been designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the nature of Physical Education and Sport.

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport:

Applied anatomy and physiology.

Skill acquisition.

Sport and society.

How is it assessed

Written exam of two hours, 105 marks, 35% of A Level

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

Exercise physiology and biomechanics.

Sport Psychology.

Sport and society and technology in sport.

How is it assessed

Written exam of two hours, 105 marks 35% of A Level

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport. Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity plus written/verbal analysis of performance.

Internal assessment, external moderation, 90 marks, 30% of A Level.

Entry requirements

GCSE PE Grade 6 or above

Future opportunities

Sports science / PE teacher / Physiotherapist / Professional sportsperson / Sports coach / consultant / Sports policy at local and national level / Diet and fitness instructor / Personal trainer

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Gregory's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 13 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: AQA 7582

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • St Gregory's Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01892 527444
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • St Gregory’s is an Ofsted Outstanding Catholic school, welcoming of all faiths and none. We help young people to succeed, not just academically but as a well-balanced individual.

      Our Sixth Form is a vibrant happy and successful community where you can pursue and progress your academic studies and become confident, engaged and articulate, such that you will thrive in our rapidly changing world.

      We offer a broad range of subjects with all the support you’ll need to springboard into higher education, apprenticeships and employment. A combination of first class teaching and incredible pastoral care together with a range of experiences outside the classroom will inspire, build self-esteem and the confidence to achieve. Our Sixth Formers achieve consistently good examination results enabling them to move on to their chosen path, including Oxbridge, top universities, medical and veterinary schools. Our results are consistently high.

      Our dedicated Sixth Form Centre includes specialist classrooms, a lecture theatre, small seminar rooms, independent study areas, a large common room with a kitchen, garden and even its own chapel. Sixth Form staff are always on hand to help. Students also have access to a state of the art fitness suite and extensive playing fields with all-weather facilities.