Physical Education

A Level


This course will benefit anyone considering a career which is physical education or sport-related. You will develop an understanding of anatomy, sport psychology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, fitness, skill acquisition and historical/cultural aspects within sport and physical education.

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Exam (70%) Coursework (30%) plus a practical assessed in one sport.

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements, plus grade 5 in GCSE Science. Grade 5 in GCSE Physical Education also desirable.

Exam board: AQA

£25 per year for textbooks.

Programme leader:

Sandra Wickens

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Life after Henley


Future careers might include PE teaching, sports coaching, physiotherapy, leisure management and fitness training. Students may consider direct entry into other employment or further training.

Higher education

This course is excellent preparation for students planning to continue on to university to study any physical education or sport-related degree.

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