AS Physical Education

The current specification (version 1.2) is for courses commencing September 2018.  In summer 2019, we’ll accept practical assessments based on both the previous (version 1.1) and updated (version 1.2) specifications.

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2017
  • Specification code: 7581
  • QAN code: 601/8631/8

We’ve designed our AS and A-level specifications to be fully co-teachable, making it easier to plan your student’s journey. You’ll be familiar with most of the content, so you can still use your existing resources.

The activity list and the practical weighting will be the same across all exam boards, but we’ve worked with teachers, the Youth Sport Trust and higher education to refresh some topics and produce engaging specifications. There’ll be free resources, events and practical guidance to support you with planning, teaching and preparing your students for assessment.


Specification at a glance

Sample papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources



Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources



Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

All assessment resources

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