Physical Education

Why should I study this subject?
Physical Education develops biological knowledge of the human anatomy and applies this knowledge to human movement. Biomechanics link physics with biology when studying P.E. You will learn about health, the human body and, within exercise physiology, you will learn how your body responds to exercise and training.

As well as analysing joint movements, and detailed muscles (e.g. biceps femoris) you will learn how the body systems adapt and develop to improve performance and skill. Diet, nutrition and hydration are within our control; so is attitude. Psychological qualities of an athlete are studied, as is how an individual can manage these aspects to improve performance. Technology in sport, contemporary issues and historical sporting moments are also on the A-Level curriculum. Finally you MUST be competing in sport to study this A-Level. Physiotherapy, Sports Science and PE teaching are careers that stem from this A -Level choice.

What will I study ?
• Applied anatomy and physiology • Exercise physiology
• Biomechanics
• Skill acquisition
• Sports psychology
• Sport and society
• Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport performance
• Evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement (EAPI)

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here