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Qualifications to start the course

Basic entry requirements for all A-Level subjects are a minimum of 8 GCSEs at grade 6 (with Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Science). Students should also have a grade 6 or above in GCSE PE.

What topics are included?

Applied anatomy and physiology

Skill acquisition

Sport and society

Exercise physiology

Biomechanical movement

Sport psychology

Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

What’s assessed?

2 written exam papers

–          2 hours each

–          Worth 35% of marks each

Students are then assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.


Written/verbal analysis of performance.

Internal assessment, external moderation

–          Worth 30% of the marks

Future prospects

Physiotherapist , Sports masseuse, Occupational therapist, Sports psychologist, PE Teacher, Media- sports journalist, photographer, reporter, Coach, Fitness Instructor, Personal trainer, Gym owner, Leisure centre manager , Sport scientist.