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Physical Education A Level at Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College (WQE)

Course description

• Applied anatomy and physiology
• Skill acquisition
• Sport and society
• Biomechanical movement
• Sport psychology
• Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below), this course also requires students to have achieved a minimum of :

• Grade 55 in Combined Science or if separate sciences taken a grade 5 in Biology

• Grade 4 in Maths

• Grade 6 in GCSE PE if taken

• Distinction in Level 2 BTEC Sport if taken

Students intending to take A level Physical Education should have already attained a high standard of performance in one sport. You will be required to attend an Assessment Day prior to enrolment on this course.

This course is suitable for strong academic and practical performers with a preference for exams.


Paper 1 – Factors Affecting Participation: 2 hour written exam (35% of A-Level)
Paper 2 – Factors Affecting Optimal Performance : 2 hours written exam (35% of A-Level)
Practical & Written Assessment in one sport in a fully competitive situation (assessed

Further information

For further information please visit our website or see our prospectus

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years