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Physical Education A level at Kings Langley School

Course description

The content has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the study.

Course content

  • Physiological factors affecting performance – Applied anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics
  • Psychological factors affecting performance - Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology
  • Socio-cultural issues - Sport and Society, Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport
  • Performance in Physical Education- Performance or coaching, Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement

Entry requirements

Physical Education GCSE at least at Grade B in the theory paper. Science GCSE at least at Grade BB. English Grade C.


01 – 2 hour written exam – 90 marks - 30% of total A Level

02 – 1 hour written exam – 60 marks - 20% of total A Level

03 – 1 hour written exam – 60 marks - 20% of total A Level

04 - Non exam assessment internally assessed and externally moderated, candidates are assessed in one activity and give a response to a live performance. - 60 marks – 30% of total A Level

Future opportunities

Students will be able to continue their studies at University. The following courses may be accessible: Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Sports Management, Education, Sports Psychology, Sports Development, Sport Nutrition, Biomechanics. It may also lead to work with the following institutions: UK Sport, Sport England, The Football Association and the FA Premier League.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years