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A Level Physical Education at Christ's School and Sixth Form

Course description


You will enjoy studying Physical Education if you have an interest in understanding how the body works before, during and after physical activity or if you are interested in analysing the effect of sport in society and its development throughout the modern world.


If you regularly participate in physical activity and are interested in analysing, evaluating and optimizing your own and others’ performances, this course will suit you.



Course content

You will study a variety of modules over the two years which include:

- Healthy and active lifestyles

- Fitness and training

- Body systems and the effects of exercise

- Opportunities and pathways within the sports industry

- Sports provision within the local and international arena

- Preparation required to achieve elite performance

- Personal development

Entry requirements

At least a B Grade at GCSE


The course is 70% theory content and 30% on practical performance which involves analysing and evaluating critically physical activity. Students will be assessed in two practical activities as part of their practical assessment.

Future opportunities


This qualification could prepare you for  Higher Education where you could study a wide range of courses including Sports Science, Sports Physiology, Sports Biomechanics and Sports Management.

This qualification will be beneficial for the following careers:


All jobs that entail dealing with the general public such as Sport and Leisure Services, Sports Management and the Education sector; or within areas of the medical profession which involve sports and physical activity.

Further information

Students will have the opportunity to link with various local universities to access current research projects and use specific performance based laboratories.

Students will be visiting professional sports clubs and have presentations from and Q&A sessions with sports professionals.

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: 20 December 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS (1year) A2 (2years)
  • Number of planned places: 20