Lincoln Minster School

Physical Education

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40% A*-C (2022)

The Physical Education course aims to encourage you to:

  • Develop your understanding of the factors influencing performance and to apply these to a range of physical activities
  • Develop knowledge and skills of selected physical activities
  • Develop the skills necessary to analyse, evaluate and improve performance
  • Develop your appreciation of the social and cultural issues which affect participation and performance in physical activity.

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Sports Hall
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Course Content and Methodology

A-Level Physical Education builds on students' experience from Key Stage 4 and GCSE to enhance their knowledge and increase their understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in Physical Education. The qualification aims to equip students with skills and knowledge required for higher education or the world of work.

This specification gives students the opportunity to experience and develop an interest in a variety of roles in sport, such as performer, official or coach. The content addresses contemporary topics in sport, such as the impact in the use of ergogenic aids, technology and the increasing commercialisation of sport.

Subject Content:

  • 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
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This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport.

What's assessed?

  • Section A: Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Section B: Skill Acquisition
  • Section C: Sport and Society

Written exam: 2 hours, 105 marks - 35% of A-Level. 

Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport.

What's assessed?

  • Section A: Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
  • Section B: Sport Psychology
  • Section C: Sport and Society and Technology in Sport

Written exam: 2 hours, 105 marks - 35% of A-Level

Non-Exam Assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport.

What's assessed?

Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus: written verbal analysis of performance.

Internal assessment, external moderation, 90 marks - 30% of A-Level

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Meet Our Alumni

Our students go on to many exciting destinations all over the world and work in a wide range of careers. Our alumni includes Netflix actors, olympians, racecar drivers, musicians, business leaders and much more. 

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Aspire Programme

The Aspire Programme is dedicated to providing exciting and challenging academic opportunities for our students.
These opportunities will be focused on extending knowledge and understanding, providing stimulating and demanding academic challenges, and, ultimately, inspiring students to apply for the most competitive courses at the most prestigious institutions. 


Our Sixth Form students have access to their own Common Room, Resources Centre and Silent Study Suite, where they socialise and relax, find books or speak to our Careers team, and complete their studies in peace (respectively).

As part of their studies, students may also have access to the dedicated art, photography and graphic design studio, purpose-built Recital Hall for musical performances, fully-equipped drama studio as well as indoor and outdoor sporting facilities.