Physical Education A Level
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
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
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
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%