Course offered at: St Aloysius College

A Level PE

Course Outline

PE is an excellent course for students that are interested in how the body performs in sporting contexts and the influences of society and psychology on performance. In the first year students study the skeletal and muscular systems, motion and movement, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems plus socio-cultural factors influencing participation.

At A2 students examine historical aspects and psychology of sport as well as focusing on an area of interest to produce a project that contributes 20% of their final grade.

This course follows the AQA syllabus.

Year 12

Term 1 – Anatomy and Physiology
Term 2 – Acquiring movement skills
Term 3 – Socio-cultural studies
On-going practical coursework throughout the year (no written coursework)

Year 13
Term 1 – Comparative studies
Term 2 – Sports Psychology
Term 3 – Exercise and Sport Physiology
On-going practical coursework (no written coursework)

Entry Requirements

Six GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths and at least a grade B in PE and Science. Students must compete at a high level in at least two sports.


60% examination and 40% practical assessment


This course is a recognised route into university and work. You will be able to follow a sports related course at university such as Sports Science.