PE (Edexcel)

A Level PE is a linear course where assessment takes place at the end of Year 13. There are two external examinations and two internal non-examined assessments (NEA).

A Level PE studies a variety of stimulating content; students will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sport science through the combination of physical performance and academic challenges.

Students will develop a multitude of skills, including numeracy, communication and an understanding of practical performances in order to support progression to the next level of study. The blend of scientific and social knowledge positions candidates to access the numerous physical education, sport and physical activity higher education programmes.

Component 1; Examination 

Scientific principles of Physical Education  

40%

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis

 

Component 2; Examination  

Psychological principles of Physical Education  

30%

Topic 3: Skill acquisition

Topic 4: Sport psychology

Topic 5: Sport and society 

 

Component 3; Practical Performance  

Non-examined assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated  

15% of the qualification 40 marks

Skills performed in one physical activity as a player/performer

OR

Skills performed in one physical activity as a coach

 

Component 4; Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme (PDP)  

Non-examined assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated  

15% of the qualification 40 marks

In the role of player/performer or coach, analyse two components of a physical activity (one physiological component and either a tactical or technical component).

In the role of player/performer or coach analyse, implement and evaluate a Performance Development Programme.

 

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:  

Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above. Including Grade 4 + in Double Science or Biology, Level 4 in English and Maths. GCSE PE or vocational qualification at Grade 5+ or DM. You should play at least one sport at school or club level or be confident/have experience in coaching in at least one sport.

Enthusiasm and interests in sport and fitness are essential.

Updated March 2022