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Physical Education A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

The scientific study of exercise, health and sport.

The scientific study of exercise, health and sport is big business, from the riches of professional sport to the equally important personal fitness sector. The impact of sport on both our individual lives and the global economy cannot be overstated.
A level PE covers an incredibly diverse range of topics. You learn about how the body works: anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, how performance can be enhanced, analysed and monitored and about the multiple health benefits of physical activity. For example, did you know that inactivity is costing the NHS around £7.4 billion a year?
You will also study psychology, nutrition, sports injury prevention and management and sport business to understand the financial side of the sport industry. You will also gain an understanding of the role that sport played in the past and the role it will play in the future.Essentially you will develop the skills of a scientist as well as those of an arts student. Increasingly, Physiotherapy courses accept PE as an alternative to Biology, for example Nottingham University.

"As a subject PE is very engaging, diverse and topical, the challenge is just part of what makes it so enjoyable." Ollie Trent


Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Physical Education: GCSE grade 6 or Merit in PE (or similar subject title) AND Maths or a science.


GCSE grade 6 in English (Language or Literature) AND Maths or a science

[must also have minimum grade 4 in PE, if studied]

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

For further information, please consult the College prospectus on the

The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

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: 18 September 2018
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