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Physical Education

Specific Course Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in Physical Education and Grade 4 in Science

Examination Levels Offered

AS Level One Year Course Duration
A-Level Two Year Course Duration

Examination Board OCR

This is an interesting and challenging course containing elements of scientific and sociological study with the practical performance as a focus. The two year course combines a theoretical study of Physical Education, alongside Practical Performance and Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for improvement (EAPI). The practical element to the course requires students to perform or coach in one chosen physical activity from the specification. 

Associated Course Costs

PE kit is available from between £20 to £75, although this is not compulsory. 

Two Year Course Content

Unit 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

  • Section 1.1: Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Section 1.2: Exercise Physiology
  • Section 1.3: Biomechanics, including technology in sport

Assessment of Unit 1: Written Examination

Two Hour Written Paper (90 Marks) 30% of total A-level

Unit 2: Psychological Factors Affecting Performance

  • Section 2.1: Skill Acquisition
  • Section 2.2: Sports Psychology

Assessment of Unit 02: Written Examination

One Hour Written Paper (60 Marks) 20% of total A-level

Unit 3: Socio-Cultural Issues in Physical Activity and Sport

  • Section 3.1: Sport and Society
  • Section 3.2: Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport

Assessment of Unit 3: Written Examination

One Hour Written Paper (60 Marks) 20% of total A-level

Unit 4: Performance in Physical Education

  • Section 4.1: Performance or Coaching
  • Section 4.2: Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI)

Assessment of Unit 4: Internally Assessed Practical Performance and Evaluative Interview

Performance or Coaching in one sport, plus an Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement Interview (60 Marks) 30% of total A-level

 

 

Staff Contact
Mrs D Baydas - dbaydas@oxtedschool.co.uk