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Physical Education A Level at Malton School

Course description

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.

Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology.

Section B: Skill acquisition

Section C: Sport and society

Written exam: 2 Hours

105 Marks

35% of A Level


Paper 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport.

Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics.

Section B: Sport psychology

Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport

Written exam: 2 Hours

105 Marks

35% of A Level


Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport.

Students assessed as a performer or coach in the

full sided version of one activity.

Plus: Written/verbal analysis of performance.

Internal assessment,

external moderation.

90 Marks

30% of A Level

Entry requirements

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 opportunities

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

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malton School directly.

Last updated date: 20 February 2017

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