Physical Education

Physical education

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

Learners take all components over a 2 year period (01, 02, 03 and 04) to be awarded the OCR A Level in Physical Education.

Paper 1 (Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport – 2 hours – 105 Marks – 35% of A Level):

Each section contains 35 Marks and is a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended
writing on each of the following topics:
Section A : Applied anatomy and physiology.
Section B: Skill acquisition
Section C: Sport and society

Paper 2 (Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport – 2 hours – 105 Marks – 35% of A Level):

Each section contains 35 Marks and is a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended
writing on each of the following topics:
Section A : Exercise physiology and biomechanics.
Section B: Sport psychology
Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

Non-exam assessment (Practical performance in physical activity and sport – Internal assessment, external moderation. – 90 Marks – 30% of A Level):

Students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity and provide written/verbal analysis of performance. Practical performance and analysis are worth 45 marks each.

What qualifications do I need?

It is not a requirement that you should have studied PE at GCSE level in order to take A Level PE. Several topics covered in the course are developments of work covered at GCSE but others are new. What is important is that you should have a lively and enquiring mind and an interest in Physical Education and sport. Maintain your levels of performance in your particular sport and train hard, aim to be involved with a club where possible.

FUTURE PROSPECTS

‘Traditional’ careers which involve sport are; Teaching, Physiotherapy, Coaching & Fitness Training, Psychology, Armed Forces & Sports Instructors