PEQRThe Course

Have you ever wondered …
• Why some people run faster than others?
• How your personality affects your performance?
• Why people take drugs?
• How you could become an elite performer?
• How technology can help you?
Studying A Level Physical Education will give you a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance.
Not only will you have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non-exam assessment component, you will also develop a wide ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.


  • Physiological Factors affecting performance - 2 hour written paper (30%)
  • Psychological Factors affecting performance - 1 hour written paper (20%)
  • Sociocultural issues - 1 hour written paper (20%)
  • Performance in Physical Education – practical and oral assessment (30%)

Entry Requirements

You need to have a genuine interest in sport and a good level of practical ability as well as a determined attitude and the ability to meet deadlines and work independently. Students should also possess Grade 5 in GCSE PE (or Grades 6 in GCSE Science) and play sport on a regular basis outside of school.

Careers & Higher Education

Are you thinking of becoming a physiotherapist? Aiming to manage a gym? Wanting to become a personal trainer? Wanting to influence the diet and exercise habits of the nation? Fascinated by the human body? Studying other Sciences? Or do you just want to understand the why behind sports performance? PE is a highly valued A level which enables students to take a wide variety of courses at university from medicine and law to the arts. Many students who choose PE go on to pursue careers in the leisure industry, physiotherapy, teaching, coaching, the armed forces, sports journalism, and the police.

Further Advice & Information

Mrs Ryley

Miss Rowe




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Liskeard School & Community College
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