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Studying Physical Education (PE) at AS and A level takes PE and Sport to a new level.

Learning about the theoretical elements of physical activity and sport in areas such as physiology, biomechanics, sociology, psychology and technology prepares students to enter the field of sport in an array of areas.

All students will have a fundamental understanding of theoretical underpinnings that allow them to further their academic endeavours at university in Sports Science or move into careers such as Personal Training and Sports Coaching.


70% Theory

  •  Two written papers

30% Practical

  • Performance in a physical activity with sports analysis

Theoretical Components:

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport

Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology

Section B: Skill acquisition

Section C: Sport and society

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport

Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics

Section B: Sport psychology

Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

Practical Examination:

Performance in a chosen sport as a performer or coach in a full sided version of a physical activity, accompanied by a written or verbal sports analysis of performance.

Lower School

Kensington Park School (Years 7-11),
40-44 Bark Place,
W2 4AT

Tel: +44 (0)20 7616 4400

Sixth Form

Kensington Park School Sixth Form,
59 Queen's Gate,
South Kensington, London,

Tel: +44 (0)20 7225 0577

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