Physical Education

Course Leader:

Mr A Currie –
Ms L Richards –

Exam board: AQA
Guidance: Grade 5 in GCSE PE, to include at least grade 5 in the theory section
Course Start Date: 09/2024
Course length: 2 Years
Course description

The subject covers a variety of areas which will stimulate your interest in human biology, sports psychology, history, sociology and health studies. The subject is naturally diverse, allowing you to keep your interests open.

Course units
  • Physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors which optimize performance of the individual athlete and team.
  • Factors affecting the nature and development of elite performance.
  • Analysis and critical evaluation of the factors which optimize performance.

You will be expected to perform/analyse/evaluate your own or others performance in comparison with that of an elite performer in your chosen activity. Analysis and evaluation of the factors which improve performance. You will specialize in one chosen activity. This activity will be played in a full sided and fully competitive game. This is worth 30% of their final mark.


Two papers of 2 hours – 35% each
Practical element – 30%

What can I do with this qualification?

A lot of our students go onto higher education to study some form of physical education in the shape of sports studies courses which leads them onto a career in sport such as; sports science, leisure industry, sports development officer, physiotherapy and other medical professions, advertising, physical education teaching, journalism, analyst, reporter etc.

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