Exam Board: AQA

 

Why A level Physical Education?

Make a healthy living:

Sport and fitness is a huge industry and you can be part of it. If you’re keen on sport you can make a healthy living from your passion. Whether that’s working for a football club, as a personal trainer at the local gym, or training to be a physiotherapist, there are lots of opportunities. From professional sport through to amateur teams and individuals who just want to get in shape, sport and fitness is a fast-growing business. Best of all, you could be in a career doing something that you love.

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What will you study?

A-Level PE

 

Examination Board

AQA

 

Course Content

PE Year 1

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Units Taught:

Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology

Section B: Skill acquisition

Section C: Sport and society

How it’s assessed in Year 13?

Written exam: 2 hours

105 marks

35 % of A-level

Types of Questions

Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

 

PE Year 2

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

Units Taught:  

Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics

Section B: Sport psychology

Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

How it’s assessed in Year 13?

Written exam: 2 hours

105 marks

35 % of A-level

Types of Questions

Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

 

Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks)

 

University degrees that require or often prefer PE include:

Sports Science, Sport, Exercise and Health Science, Sport and Leisure Management and Education.

 

 

Possible careers:

Directly related: Sports coach, sports therapist, fitness centre manager, sports development officer and personal trainer

 

Further afield: Sports nutritionist, sports journalism, sports governance, PE teacher, sport psychologist, physiotherapist, outdoor pursuits manager, event organiser, health promotion specialist, NHS, tourism, hospitality and management.

 

 

Entry requirements: 

Minimum grade 6 in GCSE PE or BTEC Merit or Distinction.

 

 

'Sports do not build character, they reveal it.'

John Wooden