Physical Education


Healthy living, fitness and the opportunities offered by sport are constantly highlighted in the media. Sport is big business and plays a major role in keeping our society healthy! Studying A Level Physical Education aims to give you both the theoretical knowledge that underpins the world of sport, and how this is applied in a practical context.


The beneficial effects of a healthy lifestyle which includes subjects like the physiological effects of exercise and how people acquire sports skills.

The current issues influencing sport today and how elite athletes optimise their performance physically and psychologically.

Minimum Entry Requirements

GCSE PE Grade 6 or BTEC Level 2 Diploma Distinction. Must play a sport outside of school.

Combines well with…

Biology, Business.


Sports and fitness is a huge industry and since the UK hosted the 2012 Olympic Games, Physical Education has never played such an important part in society. The course provides an ideal starting point for a career in Sport or a degree in Sports Studies, Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Coaching or Teaching.