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Why AQA Physical Education and Sport?

Our Physical Education qualifications allow students to play to their strengths and gain dynamic skills for further education and a healthy future.

Our current specifications teach students to evaluate performance and suggest plans for improvement. They also cover the benefits of healthy living alongside topics like the role of media in sport.

GCSE and A-level specifications are changing for first teaching in September 2016. There's new content, but our support and resources will help you every step of the way.

We have worked closely with teachers and higher education to develop qualifications that you'll enjoy teaching, and students of all abilities will enjoy studying.

We are also developing a Level 1/2 Technical Award in Sport (equivalent to a single GCSE) for first teaching in 2017. Sign up for updates, or find out more about the changes to GCSEs and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. 

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Our team

We are committed to developing new Physical Education specifications that allow you and your students to succeed. We are working closely with teachers to ensure that we create specifications that are enjoyable to teach.

You will always get through to our dedicated Physical Education team who are able to offer guidance and support about the new specifications and assessment.

We are always happy to hear from you so please email us at if you have any questions or would like more information about this subject.

AQA do understand how hectic it is to be a teacher and they really keep us up to date and show their awareness.
Juliette McGirr

Juliette McGirr,

Assessment getting you in a tangle?

Assessment getting you in a tangle?

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Textbooks (print and digital)

We're collaborating closely with publishers to ensure that you have textbooks to support you and your students with the new GCSE, AS and A-level Physical Education specifications, as well as our Technical Award in Sport. Once the books have completed the AQA approval processes they will be badged 'AQA approved'.