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Physical Education


Are you interested in the eļ¬€ects of exercise upon performance? Do you enjoy scientiļ¬c and biological approaches to sport? Are you a keen athlete and participate to a high level? If so, A-level Physical Education may be the perfect subject for you…


A-level Physical Education will equip learners with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding, and skills relating to scientiļ¬c, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education. During this two year programme you will:

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve
  • Understand how physiological and psychological states aļ¬€ect
  • Understand the key socio-cultural factors that inļ¬‚uence peopleā€™s involvement in physical activity and the role of technology in physical activity and
  • Reļ¬ne your ability to perform eļ¬€ectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional
  • Analyse and evaluate to improve your own practical performance in one chosen


There are regular practical assessments and visits to the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance. Alongside this, visits to Manchester City Football Club and East Manchester Leisure Centre.


You will sit three exams at the end of your second year. The exams are worth 70% of your overall qualiļ¬cation. There is also a practical coursework element to this subject worth 30% of the total qualification.


The majority of PE students go on to Higher Education, studying subjects such as Sport Science, Sport Coaching or Physical Education and teaching. However, the skills that you will gain during these two years will be transferable to a number of subjects at undergraduate level, as well as a number of diļ¬€erent career pathways.


To study an A-level programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs gradeĀ 4 or above, including English and Maths. You must be part of a sports club performing at County level. We prefer that you have studied PE at GCSE.




This subject will take two years to complete.


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