Physical Education

Subject Intent: Why Physical Education?

In this modern era it is important that students understand the importance of exercise and our Physical Education curriculum is designed to enable learners to become confident, resilient and healthy learners, both theoretically and applied practically, and to encourage a lasting interest in sport and physical recreation. Applied general and A-Level routes require students to be meta-cognitive and self-regulating in their grasp of exercise physiology and each route demands a confidence in applying this knowledge into different roles within challenging environments (for instance, community fitness centres or competitive sport). 

What will I study?

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology
  • Sport and society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport performance
  • Evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement (EAPI)

Physical Education

Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.

What are lessons like in this subject?

The lessons are typically classroom based, but you will have applied practical sessions within training methods and fitness testing lessons. The sports leaders qualification alongside this course helps to apply the practical content of learning skills in sporting environments.  The practical part of the course is equivalent to 15% of the final grade. This includes video footage and a competitive sport log. There are two trust moderation days at Hull University and regular Wednesday fixtures to help you evidence this part of your grade. 

What our


The course is highly structured so learning has become easier than other subjects. It has a perfect balance between practical and theoretical work and is highly engaging with their extra-curricular activities.

Hurayrah Islam, Dixons Trinity Academy

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