AS/A Level

AS: Year 12 Course summary:

PE1 – Exploring Physical Education

60% of the AS award. Topics to be studied include:

  • Exercise physiology, performance analysis and training
  • Sport psychology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport and society

PE2 – Improving Performance in Physical Activity.

40% of the AS award Candidates must perform and either lead or officiate in one practical activity of their own choice

  • Personal performance profile
  • The personal performance analysis must be of the chosen practical activity. It must be underpinned by appropriate theoretical subject content and provide learners the opportunity to demonstrate quantitative skills


A Level: Year 13 Course summary:

PE3 – Evaluation physical education

36% of A level award.

  • Exercise physiology, analysis of performance and training
  • Psychology of sport
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sport in society

PE4 - Refining performance in Physical Education

24% of A level award.

  • Practical element: candidates will either perform, officiate, or coach in their chosen practical activity.
  • Coursework – Research project

The practical elements will be assessed internally and moderated externally on a practical moderation day.