A-level Physical Education

We've updated our qualifications to reflect changes to 2021 exams and assessment.

Read about the changes to 2021 exams for A-level Physical Education

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: 7582
  • QAN code: 601/8633/1

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

Past 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. Past papers, mark schemes and example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 7 October 2020 Exam for A-level Physical Education Paper 1 (7582/1)
    Series: November 2020
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h
  • 12 October 2020 Exam for A-level Physical Education Paper 2 (7582/2)
    Series: November 2020
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 2h

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Tel: 01483 477822
Email: pe@aqa.org.uk