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Physical Education Edexcel A Level at The Sixth Form at Cornwallis Academy

Course description

A-Level PE EDEXCEL’s GCE in Physical Education comprises four components and can either be taken as an AS course or a full A-Level. The course is 70% theory and 30% coursework/practical based.

Course content

Component 1:

Scientific Principles of Physical Education (40%, written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes)

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis

Component 2:

Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education (30%, written exam: 2 hours)

Topic 3: Skill acquisition

Topic 4: Sport psychology

Component 3: Practical performance (15%- non-examined, externally moderated) Assessed in one practical sport Component 4: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme (15%- non-examined, externally moderated

Entry requirements

Students must achieve a grade 5 in GCSE PE and a grade 5 in English Students who obtain a 4 in GCSE PE may be considered after an interview with the Head of Department. Students who did not complete the GCSE course but achieved grades 5 and above in all other subjects, especially Science and English will be considered.


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Further information



Head of Physical Education: Mr. D Smith  -

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: 06 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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