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Physical Education A Level at Park High School

Course description

The content has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject. This specification will create confident, independent thinkers and effective decision makers who can operate effectively as individuals or as part of a team – all skills that will enable them to stand out and effectively promote themselves as they progress through life. The examined components will provide the knowledge and understanding which underpin the nonexam assessment (NEA). The NEA within this specification allows learners to explore an activity in detail as a performer or coach, chosen from a wide variety of sporting activities. Learners will also analyse and evaluate performance in a chosen activity as part of their NEA.

Course content

This course will prepare learners for the further study of PE or sports science courses as well as other related subject areas such as psychology, sociology and biology. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry.

Entry requirements

GCSE grades (minimum) required to enrol on this course:

Grade 6 or above at GCSE Sport Science Grade 6 or above at GCSE Biology Grade 5 in English Language Grade 5 in Mathematics


Performance in Physical Education (Non Examined Assessment)

Performance or Coaching & Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI)


Physiological factors affecting performance (120 Minute Exam)

Applied Anatomy and Physiology 

Exercise Physiology



Psychological factors affecting performance (60 Minute Exam)

Skill Acquisition 

Sports Psychology


Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (60 Minute Exam)

Sport and Society 

Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport

Future opportunities

This includes progression into:


Sports Therapy

Sport Science

Sports Coaching

Physical Education teaching

Leisure Management

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017
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