Physical Education

Head of A Level PE: Mrs Carla Ward

At A Level we strive to enthuse our students, inspiring them to take on new challenges, activities and opportunities beyond their comfort zones.

Our goal is to encourage life skills for the individual, enabling you to tackle sports and activities in school and beyond. A healthy mind and body is essential to our well-being. As a department, we are justifiably proud of the framework we have created and the course our students follow.

What do you do in Physical Education?

The course is broadly divided into four sections; the sporting body, the sporting mind, sport in society and the practical application and evaluation of performance.

The two year linear course not only assesses your practical skills but also your understanding of theoretical aspects of sport. Throughout the course, you will develop an holistic understanding of sports performance, what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and how sport has developed in today’s society.

Within the practical units, you will develop your evaluative and analytical abilities during the observation of sport performance. A recent addition to the course content will also see you learning about the application of modern technologies and understanding of Biomechanics, in order to enhance performance in sport.

The academic strands of A Level PE link with other academic subjects such as Biology, Physics, History and Psychology.

A Level PE prepares you for many future learning opportunities, from university level sport-related degrees through to professional development courses in a variety of sport and leisure pursuits. The range of exit opportunities reflects the ever growing popularity of a career in sport, leisure or education and the expanding market for employment in this area.

Exam Results

Average of the A Level results in Physical Education achieved by Ipswich School students over the most recent three year period (2016, 2017 and 2018)

Physical Education – % A*- C = 59%