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What is A-Level Physical Education?

Physical Education A-Level brings together a fascinating range of topics, including Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Sociology, History and Technology.

What Will You Study?

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  • Skill & Performance
  • Learning & Performance
  • Feedback & Guidance
  • Movement Analysis
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Globalisation
  • Neuromuscular System
  • Energy Systems
  • VO2 max & OBLA
  • EPOC
  • Energy Expenditure
  • Specialist Training
  • Information Processing
  • Sociology in Sport

What Next?

A large number of our students go to university to study degrees in Teaching, Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Medicine and Dentistry. We have strong links with a range of universities and a number of former students come back into College and speak to groups about their careers and experiences. Some students with exceptional performance backgrounds opt for scholarships at universities in the UK or USA.

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Entry Requirements for Physical Education A-Level

At least five 5s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in PE (if studied) and a 4 in English Language.

Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and Btecs) Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.

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What other subjects go well with this subject?

Physical Education is seen as a Science subject but compliments all disciplines and can be combined with any other subjects.

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