GCE PE

Why Physical Education?

There are a growing number of opportunities for students of AGCE Physical Education.

Physical Education is an ideal qualification for students interested in studying amongst other things, Sports Science, Physical Education, Physiotherapy or Leisure at University.

AGCE Physical Education develops transferable skills and key skills for which employers look, so students can use their qualifications to go straight into employment.

Finally, it offers a greater opportunity to stay actively involved in sport.

Course Type: A Level
Exam Board: AQA
Specific Entry Requirements:
  • Grade 6 in GCSE English or Maths
  • If studied, a minimum Grade 6 at GCSE PE on the theory paper
  • A knowledge of the Human Body is desirable
  • Must be playing a sport regularly (training and competing) at district level
  • There is an expectation that there will be a commitment to Wednesday afternoon sports teams at the Academy
Course Assessment:
Students will take 2 examinations, weighing 35% each and a non-examined assessment weighing 30% of the final A level qualification.
Contact Curriculum Leader for more information:
Mr Smith
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Course Outline

Year 1 Subject Content

  1. Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Skill Acquisition
  3. Sport and Society
  4. Biomechanical Movement
  5. Sport Psychology
  6. Sport and society and the role of technology in sport
Year 1 Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in Sport

Section A: Applied Physiology

Section B: Skill acquisition and sports psychology

Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

2 hour exam

70% AS

Year 1 Paper 2: NON EXAM assessment: Practical performance

Students assessed as a performer or a coach in a full sided version of one activity + written/verbal analysis of performance

Internal assessment and external moderation

30% of Year 1 Level

A Level Subject Content

  1. Applied anatomy & Physiology
  2. Skill Acquisition
  3. Sport and Society
  4. Biomechanical Movement
  5. Sport Psychology
  6. Sport and society and the role of technology in sport
A Level Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in Sport

Section A: Applied Anatomy & Physiology

Section B: Skill acquisition

Section C: Sport and society

2 hour exam

35% of A Level

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

Section A: Exercise Physiology and biomechanics

Section B: Sport Psychology

Section C: Sport and society and technology in Sport

2 hour exam

35% of A Level

A Level Paper 3: NON EXAM assessment: Practical performance

Students assessed as a performer or a coach in a full sided version of one activity + written/verbal analysis of performance

Internal assessment and external moderation

30% of A Level

Important Forms

Questions or Queries?

Should you have any queries or comments please contact Miss Duncombe (Sixth Form Admissions Officer) by either:

Email: sixthformadmissions@sandwellacademy.com

Or by post:

Sixth Form Admissions Officer,
Sandwell Academy,
Halfords Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B71 4LG.

Please ensure that the correct postage is paid for the size of envelope used.