Physical Education

Staff Contact

Mr Paul Hockey

Course Content

The course covers factors that affect performance in sport and activity as well as considering factors that affect optimal performance. 

Exam Board AQA

Exams: 2 exam papers in Y13 plus a practical assessment making up 30% of the final grade. The practical assessment comprises film evidence of performing at a competitive level and a written analysis linking to theory topics. This requires a current and serious commitment to one sport.

Results 2022

A*-A 22% | A*-E 100%

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry criteria plus

Minimum grade 4 at GCSE PE if studied.

Participation in a sport at club level with regular training outside school

Grade 4 in GCSE science 

Career Opportunities

Sport and fitness is a huge industry. From pushing the boundaries of performance in elite sport through to amateur teams and individuals who need activity to maintain health, sport and fitness is a fast growing business. Physical Education has never played such an important part in society. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach, including social, physiological, biomechanical and psychological insights into understanding human performances and as such requires a broad range of academic skills. A level PE is now well regarded as an A level science subject when applying to courses in different fields of study. PE students are fit and healthy, good communicators and leaders, team players with good social skills. They have the ability to analyse, evaluate and self-reflect. These are qualities sought after by future employers.

A level PE could lead you towards numerous university courses including

Sports studies

Sports science

Teacher training

Leisure studies

Sports management

Events management

Strength and conditioning

Exercise and health


Sports rehabilitation


Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience

Competitive sports competitions

Sports tours have included Barcelona, Ireland, Italy, Barbados and various UK venues.


It is amazing how Farmor's staff have managed to encrouage such a positive learning ethic and yet maintain the sense of having frun, friendship, support, as well as providing them with so much diverse enrichment.

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Student profile

Sasha Gibbs

Previous school Farmor's

Studied PE, Maths and Biology

Achieved AAB and is studying Sports Science at Bath University