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Physical Education AS/A Level (OCR) at Benton Park School

Course description


  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sport psychology
  • Contemporary issues
  • Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in P.E


  • Exercise physiology
  • Sport psychology
  • Historical Studies
  • Acquiring, developing and evaluating practical skills in P.E. (including EPIP)

Entry requirements

Access to the Sixth Form is based on prior academic achievement, behaviour and attendance records. Students must attain at least 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths. Some subjects may have specific criteria.



Theory 60 % Practical 40%

The majority of lessons will be spent in the classroom exploring the theoretical side of the course. While they will be some practical lessons and expeditions it is beneficial if students are participating in their chosen sport outside of school t compliment their portfolio of practically assessed activities.

Future opportunities

It is a useful (sometimes essential) option choice for anyone interested in a career related to sport: PE Teacher, Physiotherapist, Sports Scientist, Nutritionist, Sports Coach, Sports Psychologist Sports Marketing, Events Management and many more.

The course has a heavy Scientific bias so it is academically taxing. As such this course will also benefit students wishing to enter the medical professions

Further information

OCR AS or A2 Textbooks are the essential textbooks for the respective courses. Ensure that you have one and use and look after it.

Use the OCR examining board website to access past papers and mark schemes to test knowledge and understanding at home.

Download the AS PE podcasts for your Smartphone or MP3 player so you can learn while you’re on the move or waiting for a bus etc. These podcast have been produced by leading AS & A2 PE examiner: Sarah Van Wely and are essential listening to make progress on this course. Ask your AS teacher about where to access these.  

Engage with the following revision websites for both AS & A2 components: MyPEexam - YouTube channel with many AS & A2 revision videos. Fantastic and free revision resources.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 December 2015
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