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Physical Education A Level at Coombe Boys' School

Course description

You must have passionate interest in sport and enjoy watching and participating in a wide range of sports and activities. This will provide you with many practical examples to help you to understand the theory sections which students can find difficult. You must be organised, willing to learn and work hard across both practical and theory areas.

Please be aware that there is very little practical content in AS and A2 PE lessons as there is such a wide range of theory work to cover. Due to this you are expected to participate in your chosen practical activities out of school at club, county or regional level.

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Entry requirements

7 A* - C grades at GCSE including English Language, Science and GCSE PE (Science and GCSE PE at Grade B or above). It is extremely beneficial to have GCSE PE before undertaking A Level PE; however we have had students in the past who have not done GCSE PE. These students have been required to complete a lot of extra work and reading in order to be at the same level as pupils who have done GCSE PE.


There are three theory areas in AS PE, exercise physiology, skill acquisition and opportunities for participation. These theory sections are examined on one two hour paper in May making up 70% of your final grade. You will also have to complete a practical activity assessment which will make up 30% of your final grade. An external moderator will visit Coombe in May to complete our final practical assessment.

Future opportunities

Many of our past students have gone onto university to study related courses such as sports science, sports rehabilitation, physiotherapy, sports management, PE teaching, sports coaching and sports psychology. A Level PE can also lead to careers in the leisure and recreation industry, the police or the armed forces.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombe Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 13 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years