A-level Physical Education

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 3 A-levels

If you are considering a course in sport or physical education at university, this A-level will provide you with a sound base. As well as a thorough theory element, you will develop your practical skills in a range of both individual and game activities. The close link between the theoretical and practical elements of the course will help you to develop your own performance as well as your ability to observe, analyse and correct other performers in a variety of physical activities.


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You’ll need:

At least five GCSEs at grade C or grade 5, or above, including English and mathematics and at least a grade B or grade 6 or 7, in a relevant subject. You will also need to be participating as either a performer or coach at a competitive level outside of college in order to complete the coursework element of the course.

You’ll learn:

Topics of study:
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Skill acquisition
- Sport and society
- Exercise physiology
- Biomechanical movement
- Sport psychology
- Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport


Small group sizes, outstanding staff and close tutorial support.

You’ll go on to:

Further studies at university, higher level apprenticeship or employment.


Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness
Sports & Fitness



A-level Physical Education

Start Date

September 2019


St Austell


2 years


Sharon Burn Lecturer - A-level Psychology

Sharon is a Cornwall College alumni; she studied A-levels at the College prior to progressing onto Bath Spa University where she read Psychology. She is a qualified hypnotherapist and a top performing examiner. In 2014, Sharon's students performed above the national average for A-C grades with 20% of them achieving A grades.


*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.