A-Level PE

PE is a thriving and busy department, we offer a range of sports both in lessons and through our extensive extra curricula programme. We have fixtures weekdays and on Saturday mornings during term time.

For A-Level PE we opt to take the AQA examination board which comprises of both theoretical and practical content. This includes a coursework element as well which is based on analysis and evaluation of performance in sport. Students receive 9 lessons a week in lower 6 and 8 lessons a week in upper 6, as well as 2 lessons of core PE on a Wednesday afternoon.

We offer a variety of sports; including; Hockey, football, badminton, fitness, tag rugby, netball, swimming, gymnastics, basketball, tennis, rounders, cricket and athletics. There really is something for everyone. It is not solely about performance, we look at the holistic approach and stretch and challenge pupils not just in their physical capabilities but also their leadership, officiating and confidence. For us as a department we thrive on seeing our pupils progress and learn in a variety of ways. As a PE department we believe that each individual should be given the opportunity to develop to their full potential. We work closely with sports clubs to allow our pupils to join them and continue to play throughout their life at Ackworth School as well as after they leave here.

Department Staff:

James Bower

Leah Huddlestone

Michael Dancer

Nicole Marshall


Exam board: AQA

Syllabus code: 7582

Module and course content:

The A Level PE course, is 70% theoretical knowledge and 30% practical knowledge. The theoretical content has two papers which are 2 hrs each.

Paper 1:

Applied Anatomy and physiology

Skill Acquisition

Sport and society

Paper 2:

Exercise physiology and biomechanics

Sports psychology

Sport and society and technology in sport.