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Physical Education A Level at Burford School and Community College

Course description

The course enables students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the modern day sporting arena. The multi-disciplined nature of Physical Education has resulted in students receiving a wide range of offers and opportunities both in Higher Education and the work place. Students have gone on to degree courses including politics, sports science, sociology, biology, English, chemistry and history and over the years, several have gone on to become professional sportsmen and women.

Course content

You will study four units over two years, one of which will be based on practical performance in one activity and in addition, students will be assessed in the Evaluation and Analysis of Performance Improvement (EAPI). Assessment will be carried out through end of unit tests and a mock exam in both Years 12 and 13.


• Applied Anatomy and Physiology

• Exercise Physiology
• Biomechanics
30% of total A Level
• Skill Acquisition
• Sports Psychology
20% of total A Level
• Sport and Society
• Contemporary issues in Physical Activity and Sport
20% of total A Level
• Performance and Coaching
• Evaluation and Analysis
• Performance for Improvement. (EAPI)
30% of total A Level.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE PE and Grade 4 in GCSE Additional Science.


Individual and group work in the classroom.
Independent study in relation to the practical performance element of the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burford School and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2017