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Physical Education A Level Linear at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

Course description

If you have a keen interest in sport and are regularly involved in performing or coaching then this course is ideal for you. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the scientific factors that underpin performance in physical activity and sport. Alongside furthering your theoretical understanding of sport you will analyse, evaluate and improve your own sporting performance through regular participation and coaching.

Course content

Topics you will study:

Scientific Principles of Physical Education

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics

Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education

Practical Performance

Performance Analysis

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport psychology
  • Sport and society

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.


Awarding Body: Edexcel

Results 2016: 100%


  • Exams- 70%
  • Coursework - 15%
  • Practical - 15%

Financial information

This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old

Future opportunities

University options include:

• Sports Science

• Sports Studies

• Sports Development and Coaching

Career Pathways include:

• Careers in sports science including physiotherapy, sports nutritionist, sports psychologist.

• PE teaching, coaching and fitness instructing.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016
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      A centre for sporting excellence… sport and physical activity is a core element of life at the Sixth Form College. Whether you are studying a sports related course or simply want to keep fit you will have access to the facilities at Fenton Manor Sports Complex. Only a short walk from the main Leek Road site, Fenton Manor Sports Complex boasts some of the best facilities in the city, including free use of sports arenas, 25m swimming pool and a 3G Astroturf all-weather pitch. Our extensive sports and enrichment programme is available to all students and there are many activities, such as badminton, football, swimming and it couldn’t be easier to get involved!