Physical Education
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two 5/Bs and three 4/Cs in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4/C in Maths and English Language. Students must be playing at least one fully competitive sport to a high level.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

A Level PE is an academic course that has practical components. Students will participate in their chosen sports and can be assessed in these. The grade will contribute towards a final examination result.

What will I learn?

Study of Physical Education at A Level will enhance your knowledge and experience of PE and Sport, as well as giving you a deeper understanding of health issues.

This A Level offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of and participation in sport, play, leisure and recreation, allowing you to study movement, performance and behaviour in relation to PE and the scientific principles that underpin sports science and analyse performance crucial in supporting elite professional sports men and women.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


The College boasts a multi-million pound sport facility to include a high tech, 3G pitch and multi use games area (MUGA) with an extended fitness suite. Students will also have access to a spacious six court sports hall with climate control.

Progression and Careers

Former students of this subject have gone on to study at some of the UK’s top universities, including Loughborough University, the University of Northumbria, Lancaster University, the University of Leeds and Liverpool John Moores University. They are reading exciting and challenging degree programmes such as PE Teaching, Sport Psychology, Sports Management and Coaching, Biomedical Sciences, and Primary and Secondary Education with QTS.

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