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PE - A Level at Baxter College

Course description

The A Level PE course is ideal for students that have a keen interest in all aspects of sport and want to broaden their knowledge and understanding in a variety of areas. Students need to be committed to improving their practical performance.

Content Units of Study

The A Level course is covered over two years and is split into 40% practical and 60% theory. The course is designed to give you the knowledge and experience required to help you to either progress directly into your ideal job or advance to further education. 

In the first year you will study three different theory aspects of Anatomy and Physiology, Acquiring Movement Skills and Socio-Cultural studies. You will also be assessed in the practical element in which you can offer either two practical performances, one practical performance and one coaching or one practical performance and one officiating. 

In the second year the theory aspects will cover Historical studies, Sports psychology and Exercise and sports physiology. The practical element will be participating, coaching or officiating in one activity. 

The different aspects of the course are taught using a variety of teaching and learning styles that suit all learners including practicals. 

The courses also offer additional opportunities for students to develop leadership and undertake various NGB coaching courses.


University to study a degree in sport/physical education/ports science/sports coaching/sports therapy. This can lead to a variety of different career paths including teaching, coaching, sports therapy, physiotherapy.

Entry requirements


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years