Physical Education A level
Exam Board - OCR
What is Physical Education A level and why study it?
The P.E. department intends to offer the follow-on from OCR GCSE PE in the form of A level P.E. The course transfers well from the GCSE studied at Key Stage 4, covering the same subject areas as the GCSE but going into further detail. There is also a further shift towards the theoretical side of the subject in terms of assessment. The course is formed of the following modules and assessment percentages:
- Physiological factors affecting performance – Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics – 30% - one 2 hour written paper
- Psychological Factors affecting performance – Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology – 20% - one 1 hour written paper
- Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport – Sport and Society, Contemporary issues in sport and society – 20% - one 1 hour written paper
- Performance in physical education – Performance or coaching assessment, Evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement (similar elements to the analysis performance piece of coursework at GCSE) – 30%
Taking this as an A level can gain you entry to the following courses:
- Football Studies
- P.E. Teaching
- Sport and Outdoor Education
- Sport and Personal Training
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Development
- Sports Engineering
- Sports Science
- Sports Studies
- Sports Therapy
What are the entrance requirements?
Grade 6 in GCSE PE.
Grade 5 in GCSE English language and Grade 5 in GCSE Science.
Who do I need to see for more information?
Ms A Payne, Head of PE