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Physical Education at Weald of Kent Grammar School

Course description

This course provides an academic and theoretical understanding of physical education and sport. The course allows you to enhance your own knowledge and skill level in your chosen sport. It explores contemporary sociological issues in modern sport, the effects of exercise and training on the body and compares and contrasts sport in different cultures. You need to be currently taking part in your sport regularly, want to know more about how the body works and want to improve your own performance by developing a greater understanding of physiological responses to exercise.

Course content

There are three main theoretical concepts and topics in A Level PE.  The first is physiology, which includes applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics. the second component focuses on skill acquisition and sports psychology whilst the last investigates socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport.

Entry requirements

For success at A Level PE a Grade 6 in GCSE PE or a Grade 6 in GCSE Biology is required.  It will be expected that all students have a keen interest in sport and the issues surrounding it.  In addition, all students must regularly compete outside of school in at last one sporting activity which can be assessed at A level.  External students are required to submit video evidence for practical sports.


There are two written examination papers (70% weighting), a practical assessment in one activity where students can be assessed as either a player/performer, or a coach and an analysis and evaluation  coursework module (30% weighting) All written papers include: multiple-choice, short open and extended writing questions for each section.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weald of Kent Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
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