Physical Education

Course Length: 2 years
Study Type: Full time
Start Date: September

Course Overview

A level Physical Education is a dynamic course that blends academic assessment with physical performance. You will develop theoretical knowledge of changes within the body before, during and after exercise. The course also provides practical insight into sports performance, and gives you the opportunity to coach in sport and explore the impact physical activity has on life.

  • Entry Requirements
    Grade 9-5 in GCSE Combined Science or GCSE Physical Education. Must be playing sport at a competitive level. Please see our Entry Requirements for more guidance.
  • Benefits/Skills
    This A level complements a range of other subjects including biology, physics, psychology, sociology and more. The transferable skills developed during this A level, such as decision making and creative thinking, can be applied to multiple career paths.
  • Units/Modules
    You will become confident, resilient and knowledgeable as you acquire key academic and scientific skills, such as critical thinking, research methods and performance analysis. You will also study a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, nutrition, sport psychology and biomechanics, along with identifying how modern technology has an influence on sport and on society.
  • Careers/Progression
    A level Physical Education is an excellent base for a university degree in sports science, sports coaching, healthcare, teaching and sport psychology. It can open up a range of career opportunities including sports development, sports coaching, physiotherapy, personal training or PE teaching.

just for fun

In sports performance, ‘Attitude’ is defined as:
A) A value aimed at an object
B) A loud and outgoing personality
C) Sassiness
C. Both positive and negative emotions can affect cognitive functioning, mental ability and other aspects of an athlete’s performance.
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I chose Leeds Sixth Form College as I’m encouraged to push myself in an energetic and supportive environment.

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