“ I hated every minute of training, but I said don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”Muhammad Ali
A Level PE is a fantastic subject that offers insight into the development of Sport and PE and how it comes to be what it is today, as well as what modern-day elite performers need to know and do to maintain a competitive edge. It develops analytical skills as well as teamwork and communication, enabling students to hone workplace skills that are vital for post-18 study and work.
The subject itself has both a practical component (30%) and a theoretical component (70%).
The theory is split into 3 key areas and each area is normally taught by a separate member of staff – those areas being Psychology, Historical and Contemporary Studies, and Exercise Physiology.
We are privileged to have high-level athletes on the coaching staff, and their personal experiences provide a fascinating insight into the life of an elite athlete, and how sport is funded and grown in the UK today.