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Physical Education A Level at Chipping Sodbury School

Course description

The aims of this course are to encourage you to become increasingly physically competent and to enable you to maintain and develop your involvement and effectiveness in physical activity. You will need to participate in one role: a player/performer or leader/coach. The course encourages you to contribute to sport and activity, to understand how to be ‘healthy’, and to develop knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding sport and activity and lifelong participation. You will be encouraged to give presentations and to take part in discussions, debates and role-plays. Research and independent study are important parts of the course and will help you to prepare for the written exams and assessed coursework tasks. The Community Sports Leadership Award can be used to complement this A-level.

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 courses, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GGSEs at grade C or equivalent. For A Levels this should include both English and Maths. Plus C in PE or CC in Science


  • Unit title: Scientific Principles of Physical Education Assessment: Examination (40%) 
  • Unit title: Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education Assessment: Examination (30%) 
  • Unit title: Practical Performance Assessment: Externally moderated (15%) 
  • Unit title: Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme Assessment: Internally assessed (15%)

Future opportunities

An A level in physical education could lead on to degree courses in sports studies, sports science, leisure and tourism, sports therapy, as well as employment in the health and fitness industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chipping Sodbury School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

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