Physical Education A level

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism

What will you be working towards?

Code 5915/011
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


On the A level PE course you will study 4 major elements, with theoretical and assessment in a practical performance at its core. The course will equip students with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education and the use of data to analyse physical activity. Learners are assessed in one practical performance in which Learners must be actively competing in prior to the start of the course. Students will sit one exam at the end of their second year which will represent 70% of their overall grade with 30% being assessed via practical assessment. Learners must have a keen interest in PE and enjoy studying the areas that will be the focus of the courses.

How will it be delivered?

Students will be formally assessed by an end of course exam in their second year. This will represent 70% of their overall mark. Additionally, students will be assessed in one practical sport which represents 30% of their overall mark. There will also be continual assessment throughout the year relating to both exam and essay-based work. It must be noted that this is a highly theoretical course, and has minimal practical application other than final practical grading assessment. Students will also be expected to take more responsibility for their own learning if enrolled upon this course. This will mean independent study, research and observation and note-taking of various media clips. Lessons will revolve around discussion from independent work provided prior to each lesson starting.

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4, combined Science grade BB/6-6 and PE grade B/6 (if taken). Must be competing regularly in Sport to club/county or above standard´┐Ż

Your next steps...

Sport is a massive growth industry and this course can provide a pathway to a wide range of sport and non-sport based careers. Common progression routes into university include PE teaching, sports science/studies/development or coaching, leisure management and physiotherapy.