A Level Physical Education

Course description

If you want to know why one athlete is quicker, stronger, makes better decisions, can take pressure, loves playing in front of a crowd, gets better funding than another, why some sports are in the Olympics and others not, why, how and which athletes take drugs, why male sport is taken more seriously than female sport, why some athletes do not get tired, why we are so bad at penalty shootouts, why some athletes sit in ice baths and wear odd looking tights, why coaches do or say many of the things they do, why you love exercise and are willing to try almost anything in order to get better and understand your sport, then Physical Education is for you. We follow the OCR syllabus which can be found here: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/231497-as-and-a-level-physical-education-summary-brochure.pdf


Pupils must be passionate about sport and willing to find out how brilliant they can be in and out of the classroom. They must also have attained at least a Grade 7 in GCSE Physical Education and/or GCSE Science.

Assessment structure

Theory: (examination) 70%

Practical: (performance and analysis in one sport) 30%

Potential careers

With a qualification in Physical Education, candidates can go on to higher education to study sports science, physiotherapy, sports studies or physical education and pursue a career in professional sport, physiotherapy, teaching, coaching, the leisure industry, recreational management and the health and fitness industry. You could be the next England hockey, netball, rugby or cricket psychologist, physiologist or physiotherapist.

Contact for further information

Mrs K Pratt: kxp@wellingtoncollege.org.uk