• A level Physical Education 

Exam Board

  • AQA

Why should I study PE?  

Have you ever wondered…? 

-Why some people can run faster than others? 

-How your personality affects your performance? 

-How you could become an elite sports performer? 

-Why people take drugs? 

-How technology can help you?
A-level PE qualifications allow students to play to their strengths and gain dynamic theoretical and practical skills for further education or work. It will also give you fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non-examined assessment, you will develop a wide ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.  


What will I learn?   

Joints movements and muscles, Linear motion, Analysis of movement, Cardiovascular system at rest, Cardiovascular system during exercise, Respiratory system, Diet and nutrition, Classification of skills, Stages of learning, Memory models, Group and team dynamics in sport, Leadership in sport, Sport in the 21st century, Ethics and deviance in sport, commercialisation and the media, Modern technology in sport


How will I be assessed?   

  • Non-examined assessment (NEA). One practical performance, as either coach or as a performer in one activity – 30% of A-level 
  • Two written exams: 2 hours 
  • 105 marks – 70% of A-level 


  • Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics 
  • Section B: Sport psychology  
  • Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport 


  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks) 
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks) 
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks) 


Practical choice of sports to be assessed in: 
Amateur boxing, Association football, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Camogie, Canoeing, Cricket, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Gaelic football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Hurling, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Netball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby league, Rugby union, Sculling, Skiing, Snowboarding, Squash, Swimming, Table tennis, Tennis, Trampoline, Volleyball





Millwall Lions Football Academy

What is it?

Millwall Lions is a two-year programme that combines a Level 3 vocational or A-Level course with playing academy football based at Knights Academy 6th form school. Our mission at Millwall Lions Academy is to embed an ‘excellence’ approach to football and education, where each individual strives to achieve their personal best. Our aim is to ready players for non-league first team football or better. 

  • Team physio 
  • UEFA licensed coaches 
  • Opportunity to trial with Millwall FC 
  • Free tickets to watch Millwall FC home games

Aims and objectives

• Each individual will receive high quality training by UEFA licensed coaches and participate in a number of league and cup matches across the season. 

• Develop understanding of technical and tactical demands of National League U19

• Prepared to play men’s first team football after two years

National League U19

Highest semi-professional youth league in the country. 108 teams, split across 10 divisions. All league games in first team stadiums or 3G pitches on a Wednesday afternoon. 


Recruitment will be via a trial – where your technical and tactical ability will be assessed during technical circuits, small sided games and a full sized game. 



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