A-level Physical Education

The subject offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of movement, performance and behaviour in relation to PE, sport, leisure and recreation.

This course covers a wide range of theoretical areas such as: Anatomy, Physiology and Movement relating to participation in physical activity.

Why study Physical Education?

This course combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, challenging both the mind and the body.

A-level PE students work closely with Saints’ physiotherapists as part of their anatomy and physiology lessons and during the sports injury unit. Data from the Saints senior rugby squad is used when analysing fitness tests and athletic performance.

To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

A real passion for both practical sport and the principles behind successful performance is essential.

20% practical sport
10% verbal analysis
70% written examination that is completed at the end of Year 13

Many students have progressed to study Sports Science at university, with a considerable number studying for teaching degrees.

Students have also pursued careers in physiotherapy and have ended up working for professional sports clubs such as Doncaster RL, Hull F.C. and Castleford RL.

PE is a fantastic subject to help fully understand sport, both the physical activity as well as the science behind it.

The smaller class sizes make the experience better because you get lots of one-to-one support from the teachers who are always accessible and go the extra mile.

Physical Education student