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This course equips students with a breadth and depth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education. It will benefit anyone considering a career which is sport science, physical education or sport-related.
All A Level PE students will be required to be assessed in one of the sports from the list provided here.
Exam (70%) Non exam assessment / written and practical coursework (30%)
Standard entry requirements, plus grade 5 in GCSE Science. Grade 5 in GCSE Physical Education also desirable.
£28 per year for textbooks – Atherton, C., Burrows, S., Howitt, R. and Young, S. (2016) AQA A-level PE Book 1: For A-level year 1 and AS and Atherton, C., Burrows, S., Howitt, R. (2016) AQA A-level PE Book 2: For A-level year 2.
This programme targets students who have a high potential to excel in their sport, either by competing on the international stage or securing a professional contract
Future careers might include PE teaching, lecturing, sports management, coaching, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, sports psychology, sports journalism, sports analysis, sports therapy, strength and conditioning or personal training, Students may consider direct entry into other employment or further training.
This course is excellent preparation for students planning to continue on to university to study any sport science, physical education or sport-related degree.
I joined The Henley College from Cranford House. I have enjoyed all aspects of the course, especially the mix of psychology, physiology and the practical aspects, along with the independence that came with it. As I had a lot of commitments for Dance and Netball, outside of College hours, Henley was the perfect place to balance my sport and studies.
I am going to Swansea University to study Sport and Exercise Science. The PE A level has given me the academic and practical knowledge I need to carry on studying in this field at University.