A-Level Physical Education

Exam Board: OCR

You will study a range of theoretical concepts and topics in A-Level PE. There are three main components of study. The first is Physiology which includes applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics. The second component focuses on Sports Psychology whilst the last investigates Socio-Cultural issues in physical activity and sport.

Coursework is assessed verbally through an evaluation and analysis of performance. It is also assessed practically through an assessment of each candidate’s physical performance (competing or coaching).


70% examination / 30% coursework


General college entry requirements plus a grade 5 or above in GCSE Physical Education.

Where can it lead?

An A-Level in PE is useful for access to a diverse range of university courses, apprenticeships and careers. Toot Hill students often progress on to undergraduate sport courses at university. A-Level PE can help you access a wide range of courses and apprenticeships. The growing sports industry offers many career pathways, for example sports science, a personal trainer, a teacher, a physiotherapist, sports development officer and many more.