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A Level

Course Overview

Are you passionate about Sport and want to take your knowledge and practical skills to the next level?

If you are regularly involved in performing or coaching, then this course is for you!

The A-Level Physical Education is a varied course due to the balance of theoretical knowledge and practical performance.

Course Topics

  • Scientific Principles of Physical Education
    • Applied anatomy and physiology
    • Exercise physiology
    • Biomechanics
  • Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education
    • Skill acquisition
    • Sport psychology
    • Sport and society
  • Practical Performance
  • Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme
  • Nutrition and Sports Injuries


Course Features

This course will provide an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of scientific and social principles of Physical Education. There is the opportunity to be assessed on your practical ability as a performer or coach.

High Quality Teaching in State-of-the-Art Facilities

As a Sport student, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to top-of-the-line sports equipment at Fenton Manor Sports Complex, which proudly serves as the home of the College’s Sport Academy as well as the facilities at Staffordshire University.

This includes access to physiology labs, nutrition labs, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a 33 metre swimming pool as well as 4G AstroTurf.


  • Exams: 70%
  • Coursework: 15%
  • Practical: 15%
  • Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel


2023 Results: 50% High Grades (A*-B) compared to a 38% Staffordshire average. 75% A*-C compared to Staffordshire average 64.7%. 100% pass rate.

Where Courses Become Careers

A wide range of careers in sport including, nutritionist, physiologist, physiotherapist, teacher, fitness professional, sports development officer, outdoor education instructor, sports psychologist and sports coach.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

  • Studying PE develops students’ creativity through a range of practical experiences.
  • Students will develop problem-solving skills in a range of practical and theoretical situations including the analysis of their own performance.
  • Communication skills will be tested and developed through a range of practical learning experiences
  • Sports Degrees are delivered by local and national universities. Achieving high grades on this course can get you places at top sports universities such as Loughborough, Birmingham and Bath.



If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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