Physical Education

Exam Board: AQA

You will study in the context of the following areas; Applied Physiology and Biomechanics; Skill Acquisition; Sport and Society; Sports Psychology and Sport and Society and Technology in Sport. Students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. In addition to this you have to complete a written or verbal analysis of performance. Students must be playing sport at club level at least.


70% exam, 30% practical tasks


General Sixth Form admission requirements and at least a grade 5 in GCSE Physical Education (or otherwise), though a grade 7 or above is preferred.

Where can it lead?

Higher Education course in Sport Science / Studies. Careers in Physiotherapy; Sports Psychology; Teaching; Nutrition; Armed Forces; Leisure Industry.