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Physical Education A Level at The Billericay School

Course description

This subject allows students the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of physical education. It is also encourages the development of skills and behaviour such as teamwork, leadership, performance analysis, resilience, evaluation, analysis and synthesising concepts.

Course content

Depending on student demand, GCSE results and physical abilities of each cohort, a decision will be made regarding the course or courses being offered for post-16 study.

This may include either or both of: AS/A2 Physical Education will require you to
study the following components;
Physiological factors
Applied anatomy, exercise physiology and Biomechanics.

Psychological factors
Skill acquisition and Sports Psychology.

Socio-cultural factors
Sport and society and Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport.

Performance in Physical Education
Performance or Coaching and Evaluation and analysis of Performance for improvement.

Entry requirements

GCSE C grade in PE with at least 60% (B) achieved in the theory paper.


This course is one of the new linear A levels.

All examinations will take place at the end of the course.

The AS qualification is completely separate.

Future opportunities

Students have pursued further education and careers in sport and exercise science, sports coaching, sports development, national governing bodies, sports physiotherapist, performance analyst, sports journalism and broadcasting, fitness industry, school sports co-ordinator, PE teacher, nutritionist, health promotion, engineering and marketing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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    • The size of our Sixth Form gives us greater resources than smaller institutions and this means we are more able to offer a wider range of subject and course combinations at A level & BTEC level 3.

      • A highly qualified and experienced staff that have a proven track record of working successfully at A level.
      • Excellent study facilities and subject resources (including state of the art media and music facilities).
      • Personalised care and support through a personal tutor and the Sixth Form pastoral team, supporting and monitoring your progress and acting as a contact point with home.
      • An exceptional curriculum enrichment programme.
      • Access to the school’s sport and gym facilities.
      • Outstanding guidance and support for university, employment or training.