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Claremont High School Academy

Physical Education

Head of Department

Mr Peace


A Level

Exam Board


Entry Requirements

5 in GCSE English Language

6 in GCSE Dual Science

6 in GCSE PE

Participate regularly in one sport, preferably at club level outside of school.

Why study this course

Studying A Level PE will give you a fascinating 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. The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students. 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.

Course Overview

Paper 1: 105 marks (35% of A Level)

Paper 2: 105 marks (35% of A Level)

Non-Exam assessment: 90 marks (30% of A Level)


Exam Specification

AQA A Level PE Specification


AQA A Level PE Scheme of Work



  • Students will have guest speakers from the sports industry sharing their experiences and exciting potential career paths that students can take.
  • Students will have the opportunity to visit sports science facilities at Middlesex University and UCFB (Wembley) and carry out practical psychological experiments.

Future Pathways

A Level Physical Education is an excellent base for a university degree in sports science, sports management, healthcare, or exercise and health. Physical Education can also complement further study in biology, human biology, physics, psychology, nutrition, sociology, and many more.

A Level Physical Education can open up a range of career opportunities including: sports development, sports coaching, physiotherapy, personal training or becoming one of the next generation of PE teachers. The transferable skills you learn through your study of Physical Education, such as decision making and independent thinking are also useful in any career path you choose to take

Many of our students go on to study Sport and Exercise Science at University, including Russel Group universities such as Loughborough and Birmingham.