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Physical Education at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form

Course description

If you are a hard working student who is interested in how sporting performance can be improved, then this course is for you.  Students experience activities from a range of perspectives, including performer, coach and official.  

The course is excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue a degree or career in sports studies or physical education.

Course content

This specification gives learners a clear appreciation of key issues in physical education


The practical component is worth 30% of the final A level. Students will be assessed in one activity and as a rule of thumb, anyone wishing to gain a C grade would need to be playing at a good club standard. To grade more highly students would need to be performing at a higher level.


The theory component comprises three areas:


Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

Sport Psychology

Sport and society and technology in sport


The exam paper is made up of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing.


Entry requirements

A GCSE average of 5 including a 6 in GCSE PE and 4 in GCSE English.


30% practical

35% Paper I

35% Paper II

Future opportunities

Useful for all careers in sport and physical education.

Further information

Course Leader:


Simon Webster

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years