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Physical Education A Level at Verulam School

Course description

To give students a recognised A Level, which could be used for general university entry or especially for Sports Studies/P.E. and related courses.

The syllabus covers a study of movement, performance and behaviour in relation to play, education, sport and recreation. It is based on the understanding of concepts and methods of enquiry regarding the performer/performance.  It will draw on information from the leisure industry, newspapers, sports journals as well as textbooks, giving it a structure involving socio-economic and environmental factors, which will influence Physical Education. The syllabus will involve recalling facts, terms, evaluating, collecting and collating data of PE.

Each November we organise a mountain walking course at Blue Peris Mountain Centre in North Wales to enable the students to have the opportunity to gain very good practical marks in mountain walking.  The trip is not compulsory, but is highly recommended. 

Course Content


An introduction to Physical Education:

  • Contemporary Studies
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Movement Skills 

Practical Sport


 Principles and Concepts across PE:

  • Comparative Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Psychology of Sport

Practical Sport 

A Level Physical Education is a fully accredited qualification and can be used for general university entrance as well as being a good foundation for specific leisure courses.  It would also help students applying for employment in the leisure/recreation industry.  The course will complement other subjects for students wishing to enter careers involving the leisure industry, coaching, the medical profession such as Medicine, Physiotherapy, and Teaching, as well as other outdoor professions.

Entry requirements

B at GCSE (with B on the Theory paper).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Verulam School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

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