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Physical Education A-Level at The Queen's School

Course description

Sport and fitness is a huge industry in the UK and around the world which you can be part of by taking a PE A Level. If you are keen on sport, you can pursue your passion while also preparing yourself for a career you will love.

Course content

Both the AS and the A2 levels are made up of one written unit (60%) and one practical unit (40%). At AS, the written unit consists of:

  • The anatomy and physiological aspects of performance
  • The acquisition of skills and the impact of psychological factors on performance.
At A2, the written unit consists of:
  • Optimising performance and evaluating contemporary issues within sport
  • Physiological factors—energy sources and systems

Entry requirements

At least seven GCSEs at grade B or above and grade A or A* in the subjects you wish to study in Sixth Form. Offers will be made subject to achieving this, a reference from your current school and an interview with the Headmistress

PE GCSE, although beneficial, is not a requirement for this course, but high levels of literacy and regular participation in some form of sport either in or out of school are essential. Other helpful courses at Queen’s would be psychology, biology, English and mathematics.


The AS and A2 practical units are internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by a visiting moderator. It reassures performance as a player, coach and match official, analysing and evaluating performance.

Future opportunities

PE graduates go on to work in a wide range of careers; from professionals roles in sports associations, to physiotherapy, research, nursing, teaching, sport psychology and designing sportswear or even running corporate hospitality at major sporting events.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Queen's School directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2015

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