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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

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: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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