PE - GCSE, A level & Careers


CCEA Board

Candidates are assessed in three practical activities which amounts to 60% of the final grade with the remaining 40% is theory based and assessed by written examination.  

Time Allocation: 3 x 50 min lessons per week.



Suitable for those successful candidates at GCSE and a limited number of others who meet established criteria.   Following the OCR syllabus this course is much more demanding in the theoretical content (60%) with practical assessment of two roles (performer and/or coach and/or official) in one or more sports.

A2 PE 

Suitable for successful candidates at AS, again following the OCR specification. 70% theoretical, 30% practical assessment in one sport.

Time Allocation: 6 x 50 min lessons per week.


Career Pathways

As well as providing opportunities to continue with KS5 and tertiary education, Physical Education also prepares you for a range of careers, including: Chiropractor , Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist , Physical Education Teacher, Exercise Science , Sports Medicine and Sports Management

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