St Augustine's Catholic College

A Level Physical Education

A Level Physical Education allows you to play to your strengths, investigating a wide range of sporting concepts which enhance your knowledge and understanding of sports participation and of elite performance. The two year linear qualification covers physiological, sociological and psychological aspects whilst equipping you with dynamic theoretical and practical skills needed for elite performance, higher education and the world of work.

Subject Content and Assessment

Applied anatomy and physiology; skill acquisition; sport and society; exercise physiology; biomechanical movement; sport psychology and technology are all assessed in two written examinations which account for 70% of the total marks. Students are also assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity which is externally moderated, 30% of the total marks. The full Physical Education (7582) specification can be found here:

Beyond the A Level

Students study Physical Education as a route into a Sports Science, Sport Studies or a Physical Education degree. Others find a particular part of the course of interest and go on to specialise in Sports Therapy, Sports Coaching, Sports Psychology or Physiotherapy. Some simply study it for the challenge and enjoyment it provides. St. Augustine’s is fortunate in having close links with Bath University and its Department for Health with students regularly attending lectures and revision sessions on campus. Many of our students also use its world leading ‘Sports Training Village’ as a base for their own personal training and competition.