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A Level: Physical Education at JC6: Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Through the Physical Education A level course students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the world of sports and PE with the chance to perform in or coach a sport and delve into the hows and whys of physical activity and sport. Students receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sports science. This grounding in the subject provides students with a fantastic base to build on when they move on to higher education, employment or further training.

Physical Education allows students to develop a range of practical skills including: communication using appropriate language, dealing with pressure, split second decision-making, analysing and evaluating performance.  

Course content

Consider PE A level if:

  • You enjoy learning about how the body and mind function through sport.
  • You have a good practical sporting background.
  • You want to develop your own practical performance, whilst understanding the theory behind how this development occurs.

Entry requirements

JC6 general entry requirements, including:

  • Minimum of Grade 5 in the GCSE PE theory paper
  • OR 5 in a science GCSE.


End of year examinations, incuding both short answer questions and essay style responses. You'll also be assessed in one practical activity as well as a verbal analysis of performance of one of your activity areas.

Future opportunities

PE works well with other A level subjects which build on your understanding of how the mind and body work, such as Biology, Forensic Science and Psychology. It is a good partner for a range of subjects which build your communication and analytical skills.

It is a useful qualiication for a wide range of future careers or study: in the leisure industry, coaching, sports science, sports psychology, PE teaching or physiotherapy.

Further information

Contact Mr Barnacle, Head of PE: for further information about this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact JC6: Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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