Is it possible to take A-Level PE early?

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Not for me, just wondering. I assume that for the practical assessment, age is taken into consideration. The theory shouldn't be too difficult for someone who loves sport. So would this be possible? If so, someone reasonably talented could probably do three A-Levels, in Music, Art and PE, at 16 (or even younger) and then just enjoy the rest of their education.
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Not for me, just wondering. I assume that for the practical assessment, age is taken into consideration. The theory shouldn't be too difficult for someone who loves sport. So would this be possible? If so, someone reasonably talented could probably do three A-Levels, in Music, Art and PE, at 16 (or even younger) and then just enjoy the rest of their education.
There are no age limits for A levels but you have to meet a set standard which is not age dependent so unless you are extremely talented you are not that likely to perform well at the practical elements if you take them much yunger than the standard age.
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Not for me, just wondering. I assume that for the practical assessment, age is taken into consideration. The theory shouldn't be too difficult for someone who loves sport. So would this be possible? If so, someone reasonably talented could probably do three A-Levels, in Music, Art and PE, at 16 (or even younger) and then just enjoy the rest of their education.
Pe theory is one of the hardest subjects... loving sport is not enough it is much harder than history, psychology, English lit, biology...

also, the practical element is very hard to score highly in let alone at a younger age! Unless you are a national athlete in one of the sports
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There are no age limits for A levels but you have to meet a set standard which is not age dependent so unless you are extremely talented you are not that likely to perform well at the practical elements if you take them much yunger than the standard age.
Are you sure? Because doesn't that also mean that someone who took the practical AS unit in their A2 year (at 18) rather than in their AS year (at 17), would have been at a massive advantage grade-wise? Or is taking both practical units at the end of the course the normal way of doing it? (Just curious. When I was a kid, our teacher had age tables for things like athletics, so that wouldn't have worked in my country.)
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Are you sure? Because doesn't that also mean that someone who took the practical AS unit in their A2 year (at 18) rather than in their AS year (at 17), would have been at a massive advantage grade-wise? Or is taking both practical units at the end of the course the normal way of doing it? (Just curious. When I was a kid, our teacher had age tables for things like athletics, so that wouldn't have worked in my country.)
Not really, it depends how much younger if it's one year it won't make much difference but it depends on your level and the sport really, but no for ocr pe you do 2 sports for AS and then 1 sport for A2! So if you're only 1 year younger it won't make much difference unless you aren't great at the sport and that extra year of training could make you better if you get me?
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Not really, it depends how much younger if it's one year it won't make much difference but it depends on your level and the sport really, but no for ocr pe you do 2 sports for AS and then 1 sport for A2! So if you're only 1 year younger it won't make much difference unless you aren't great at the sport and that extra year of training could make you better if you get me?
OK, thanks.
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