Physical Education 

Entry requirements: GCSE grade 6 in PE

If the subject has not been studied at GCSE: GCSE grade 6 in Combined Science or Biology.
To be able to perform at a high level practically in at least one sport 


The syllabus specification seeks to develop a critical appreciation and understanding of physical activity within the context of sport and physical recreation. This is achieved by acquiring knowledge and understanding through the following subject areas:

• Applied Anatomy & Physiology
• Skill Acquisition & Sport Psychology
• Sport, Society and the Role of Technology
• Exercise Physiology & Biomechanical Movement

The specification offers students the opportunity to experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles in sport such as performer, leader/coach.


Assessment is by two written examinations, a written analysis of performance and a practical examination.


This is an excellent subject to study if you want to progress to university for a degree in Physical Education, Teaching, Sports Science, Sport and Leisure Management and Sports Therapy to give just a few examples. An ‘A’ Level in Physical Education will be very useful for those wishing to follow a career as a health and fitness instructor, sports coach, physical training instructor in the armed forces, Sport Development Officer, and many others.