Examination Board:  OCR

Studying A Level Physical Education will give you a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non-exam assessment component, you will also develop a wide ranging knowledge into the how and why of Physical activity and sport.

You can perform, and then through the academic study improve your performance or coaching though application of the theory.

Physical Education is studied though a range of different contexts and the impact it has on both ours and other’s everyday lives. You will learn the reasons why we do things, why some people out perform others, mentally and physically. You will also delve into the ethical considerations behind the use of drugs and also the influence that modern technology is having in and on physical activity and sport.

You will have 5 lessons a week, all of which will be classroom based.



  • Grade 5 in GCSE English and Biology
  • Playing or coaching one approved sport regularly outside of school
  • GCSE PE would be advantageous but not essential
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology
  • Sport and society
  • Contemporary issues in sport
  • Practical performance or coaching
  • Evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement
  • Physical Education and School Sports Degree
  • Sport education and coaching degree
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physical Education teacher, Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy (if combined with Science