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A Level Physical Education

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A Level Physical Education covers a wide range of exciting topics that give you an insight into the sporting possibilities at university and beyond. The course is a combination of exams, coursework, and practical assessment. You are required to be practically assessed in one competitive sporting situation.




Grade 4 in GCSE PE (if studied at school). A grade 5 in GCSE Science.

Why study A Level Physical Education at Blackpool Sixth?

Our highly engaging lessons are taught with a strong focus on questioning. This innovative way of teaching allows you to apply and experience theories in a way you never have before. Our expertise lies in improving our students’ grades by helping to learn and apply information to a variety of scenarios and exam questions.

How will I be taught?

Facilitated student-led, self-paced learning. Lessons are interactive through the use of technology, experiments, and discovery. Topics are taught through a hands-on approach linking theoretical concepts to practical performance.

Teacher expertise

The teaching staff consists of two very experienced tutors who have helped the college achieve record-breaking results over recent years. Both tutors are examiners for the subject giving them an insight into the requirements and assessment of the course.

What skills will I develop?

  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Psychological understanding of people
  • Independent thinking
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Thinking and acting under pressure
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How will I be assessed?


Examination and Assessment
  • 35% Paper 1 - Factors affecting physical activity in sport
  • 35% Paper 2 - Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport
  • 15% Practical Assessment of performance (Or Coaching) in a sport of your choice


  • 15% Written Coursework analysing your performance

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What will you study and other information about A Level Physical Education

Where does it lead?

An A level in PE places you in a great position to progress onto sport-related degrees, such as sport and exercise science, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, and PE teaching. Although these degrees are course-specific, the skills you will learn during the course are beneficial when progressing onto any degree course; with the skills also being highly regarded by many employers, it positions you well for a range of careers.

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