Accessibility links

AS and A2 level: PE at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

Why study PE? If you wish to take this subject you should have a keen interest in sport and recreation, an enquiring mind and be interested in sport around the world. You should want to know more about the body functions and the effects of exercise and want to evaluate and improve your own performance in a range of sports roles. The advantage of the A Level as against the BTEC is that you can take it alongside three other subjects to keep all your options open.

Course content

What will I study? The two year 12 units are participation in sport and recreation, and the critical sports performer, and in year you cover preparation for optimum sport performance and the developing sports performer. In practice this means a balance of theory and practical work.

Entry requirements

4 A levels – 5 grades at B at GCSE including English and Maths

3 A levels – 6 A*-C including Maths and English.

Nearest relevant GCSE to A level at B grade.


How will I study? Skills are taught in a variety of ways. Practical skills will be developed alongside the knowledge and understanding which is classroom taught. The key to success is applying on to the other and being good at both.

Future opportunities

As well as sports teaching, coaching and sports journalism careers could include sports management, sportswear design, gym instructor, physiotherapy and of course a wide range of sports based university courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years