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Physical Education A Level at Monkseaton High School

Course description

Have you ever wondered why some people can run faster than others? How your personality affects your performance? Study A Level Physical Education to find out the answers.

Studying A Level Physical Education will give you a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non-exam assessment component, you will also develop a wide ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students. You can perform, and then through the academic study improve your performance or coaching though application of the theory.

Physical Education is studied though a range of different contexts and the impact it has on both ours and other’s everyday lives. You will learn the reasons why we do things, why some people out perform others, mentally and physically. You will also delve into the ethical considerations behind the use of drugs and also the influence that modern technology is having in and on physical activity and sport.

Key Skills

  • Independent study skills to consolidate learning
  • Practical skills
  • Data Handling
  • Analysis, Interpretation and Evaluation
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Ability to work as a part of a team

Entry requirements

Students must have 5A*- C/9-5 grades at GCSE and have a practical commitment to sport.


Three Exams (2 x1 hour and 1 x 2 hour) taken at the end of the two year course. One practical performance as either performer or coach and one analysis task.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years