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Physical Education at Aston Academy

Course description

Along with a passion and talent for practical sport A Level Physical Educations allows a student to access a deeper understanding of what makes great sporting performance.  Students will understand the psychological and physiological impacts on sport as well as the history behind certain sports and traditions.

Course content

The theory aspect of the course, on which you will be assessed through examinations, includes:
Physiological factors affecting performance
Exercise Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Skill Acquisition
Sports Psychology
Sport in Society
Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport
You will also carry out a practical performance and an oral evaluation and analysis of a performance
Students will also take part in practical sessions which will link into classwork and coursework. Aston is one of the few establishments still to offer a practical session as part of the course. To support this, each student will be offered Sports Leaders Level 2 and 3.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics, English Language Physical Education and Science. 


Examinations (70%)

Practical Performance and Oral Evaluation and Analysis of Performamnce (30%)

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Future opportunities

Physical Education at A Level offers many opportunities and pathways:

  • Sport and Exercise Science              
  • Teacher Training
  • Sports Development              
  • Community Sports Work
  • Sports Management                          
  • Physiotherapy

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.

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: 07 November 2017
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