Curriculum Intent

Our PE curriculum intent is:

To develop knowledge and skills to promote a healthy active lifestyle that encourages lifelong participation.

Curriculum Plan

PE Curriculum Plan

Curriculum Journey

A Level PE Curriculum Journey

Course Overview

  • You will study three theoretical areas of Physical Education, these being;
    Anatomy and Physiology
    Socio-Cultural Issues
  • These units are assessed through examinations in Year 13 and are worth 70% of the final grade
  • Students must submit a video of themselves performing all of the skills shown in the specification for their chosen sport including footage of them in a competitive game.
  • Students will also be recorded analysing a sports performance in depth through a 30 minute (approx.) video.
  • Both of these elements make up 30% of the final mark.


Physiological factors affecting performance (01) – 90 marks – 2 hour written paper – 30%

Psychological factors affecting performance (02) – 60 marks – 1 hour written paper – 20%

Socio cultural issue in physical activity and sport (03) – 60 marks – 1 hour written paper – 20%

Performance in physical education (04) – 60 marks – Non exam assessment (NEA) – 30%

Future Steps

What courses at University can an A level in Physical Education lead to?

Sports, coaching and exercise science

Sports Coaching

PE teaching


What careers can an A Level in Physical Education lead to?

PE Teacher


Sports Journalist

Sports Psychologist

Sports Nutritionist


Outdoor Adventure Instructor

School Sports Co – Ordinator

Fitness instructor

Sports Development officer

Dance instructor

Sports Scientist

Physical Therapist

Public Services

Public Health