Physical Education 

Sport and fitness is a huge industry in the UK and around the world which you can be part of by taking a PE A-level. If you are keen on sport, you can pursue your passion while also preparing yourself for a career you will love.

Course content:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sport and Society
  • Biomechanical Movement
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport and Technology

The course is 70% theory and 30% practical (including a written piece of performance analysis coursework). One sport is assessed in the practical component.

The practical units are internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated. It reassures performance as a player, coach and match official, analysing and evaluating performance.

PE GCSE, although beneficial, is not a requirement for this course, but high levels of literacy and regular participation in some form of competitive sport either in or out of school are essential. Other helpful courses at Queen’s would be psychology, biology, English and mathematics.

PE graduates go on to work in a wide range of careers; from professional roles in sports associations, to physiotherapy, research, nursing, teaching, sport psychology and designing sportswear or even running corporate hospitality at major sporting events.

Sport is a universal language, building more bridges between people than anything else I can think of.

Lord Coe