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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Qualifications: A'level
Code: 77873
Cost: N/A

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Course Detail

A Level Physical Education

Full time course


The A-level course develops the biological, historical and socio-cultural theories within sport, and applies this knowledge to personal experience and case studies. Students must have a firm understanding of the scientific and statistical nature of the subject. Additionally, students will need to be practising one sport discipline to a high standard, competing at a local or national level. It is also important to note that a detailed knowledge of physiology and anatomy is essential to perform well in both the examination and coursework components.

What will I study?

The A Level course develops the biological, historical and socio-cultural theories within sport, and applies this knowledge to personal experience and case studies. As practical coursework is a large part of the course, you will need to self-assess and improve your performance. It is also important to note that a detailed knowledge of physiology and anatomy is essential to performing well in the exam modules at the end of both year 1 and year 2.

What do I need to join?

To join the full time A Level Programme you need at least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–5 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths.
In addition for A Level PE you need Combined Science grades 9-6 or GCSE Biology grade 9-5. If taken, GCSE PE grade 9-5 or BTEC PE merit.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

The subject will require learners to perform both theoretically and practically. Theory lessons are delivered in a seminar style and focus on enhancing exam technique and practice. We will expect you to fully participate in any practical sessions that are needed for assessment purposes or as part of your academic lessons, in addition to any Academy or external sports commitments that you may have.

How will I know how I am doing?

The Physical Education course includes both practical (30%) and examined (70%) assessments.

What are my career options?

Contact a Careers Advisor or individual universities for more information.

What can I do next?

A Level PE is a good prerequisite to study sport at university level, e.g., Sport Studies or Sports Science, with the option of specialising in areas such as Sports Psychology, depending on individual preference. Likewise, it is a useful course if you are hoping to pursue a career in Coaching or Training. Universities offering Sports Physiotherapy degrees will usually require you to study Maths, Chemistry, and Biology at A Level and will not generally accept A Level PE on its own as an entry subject.


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Dates & Costs

A Level Physical Education

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: A'level
Code: 77873
Advanced Learner Loans
If you are aged 19 and over you can apply for a new Advanced Learning Loan for this course. Read more.


Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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