In the sixth form A level PE is a popular and successful subject in which pupils are able to study a variety of theoretical aspects related to sport and performance. As a fully recognised AS and A2 qualification, Physical Education will support applications for a wide variety of degree courses. It is particularly well suited to pupils who have aspirations in the following areas: physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractor, sports therapy, sports marketing, the health and fitness industry, sports coaching and professional sport.
To study academic PE it is not necessary to be an outstanding athlete or games player, but some ability and a keen interest in sport is essential. A solid biology grade at GCSE is also advantageous.