A Level PE draws on well-established areas of study, but also acknowledges the contemporary view of PE and sport. The ongoing development of PE and sport is a dynamic one and the challenge has been to ensure that this specification reflects this. This has been achieved by allowing students to research and study sport in the local, national and international arenas.
Students are very much at the centre of study. They are encouraged to review their current participation and performance in sport, identify local and national opportunities for them to advance this and, ultimately, create a life plan linked to sport participation and health.
70% of the qualification is assessed through examination. (60% (physiological/scientific content and 40% psychological/social content)
30% of the qualification is comprised of the practical performance and performance analysis, based on 1 role in 1 sport, both of which will be internally assessed and externally moderated.