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A Level Physical Education

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Physical Education
Code SS2A23S
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3


If you are passionate about sport and performing, this course is for you. You’ll get chance to study various aspects of sport in depth, allowing you to optimise your performance skills and knowledge, inspiring you into various sport-related careers.


• Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics 
• Skill acquisition and sports psychology 
• Biomechanics 
• Historical, social and cultural issues in sport 
• Practical performance in ONE sport 
• Oral coursework practical assessment of strengths and weaknesses in ONE sport

You will get the opportunity to participate in various sports teams and recreational activities through the department’s enrichment offer and being a part of the AoC Sport Yorkshire and Humberside fixtures programme. You will have access to various trips and workshops organised by local universities looking at deepening your knowledge on topics such as biomechanics and V02 max testing. Local trips to employers such as Cleethorpes Leisure Centre and a sports injuries clinic help you to apply theory to the workplace.

How will it be delivered?

70% examination 30% practical assessment

Entry requirements

General entry criteria apply plus a GCSE English Language Grade 5, a GCSE Science subject at Grade 4 and GCSE PE at Grade 4 if taken. Evidence of competitive performance in a named sport is required.

Your next steps...

Many students go onto higher education to study various sport related degree courses such as sports science, physical education, sports coaching, sports psychology, sports development and coaching to name but a few. Recently students have gained an apprenticeship working in local schools to deliver sport, and gaining valuable qualifications and experience that could ultimately lead to them becoming fully qualified PE teachers.



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