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Physical Education A Level at Writhlington School

Course description

The A Level Physical Education course is a detailed study of Sports Science, Sports Psychology and Sport in the Society. The course has a great deal of variety within its content, which allows students to gain experience and understanding in all areas of Physical Education. The majority of the course is classroom based as pupils prepare for two examinations at the end of their studies. An A Level Physical Education student will also be assessed in their ability to perform and analyse themselves in one sport, so playing at least one sport regularly is essential for acceptance onto this course.

Course content

Year 12 - Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Skill Acquisition, Sport and Society

Year 13 - Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics, Sport Psychology, Sports and Society and technology in sport

Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 6 to 9 including English and Maths. Students require a GCSE Grade 6 in PE and Science.


At the end of Year 12 you will sit end of year exams, these will not count towards your final results. There are two final written examinations at A level, each are 2 hours long. There is also an assessment where students are assessed as a performer or a coach in a full sided version of one activity. Pupils also analyse their performance in a written piece of work.

Future opportunities

Fitness Instructor, Personal Training, Physiotherapy, Nutritionist, roles within the Leisure Industry, Sports Coaching, PE Teaching, working for national and international Sport organisations, Sport Science.

Further information

You will visit University of Bath.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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