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Physical Education OCR AS and A Level at Sir John Leman High School

Course description

Studying A Level Physical Education will give you a fantastic insight into the world of sports performance. You will develop wide ranging knowledge of Physical activity and sport. Physical Education is a pathway to PE, exercise, leisure and sport courses at university.

It can also prepare you for interesting and worthwhile careers in the sport, leisure, health care and fitness industry.

It will allow the development of transferable skills including: decision making, psychological understanding, independent thinking, problem solving, analytical skills and acting under pressure.

Extended Learning:

Weekly tasks will be set from each theory area to include exam questions, research tasks and essay style questions. In addition, pupils are expected to practise their sport outside of sixth form on a regular basis by joining a club if they are not already a member.

Course content

AS Level:

Paper 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

  • anatomy and exercise physiology
  • biomechanical movement

Paper 2: Psychological and Sociocultural Themes in PE

  • skill acquisition
  • sport psychology
  • sport and society 

A Level:

Paper 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

  • anatomy and exercise physiology
  • biomechanical movement

Paper 2: Psychological factors affecting performance

  • skill acquisition
  • sport psychology

Paper 3: Socio-cultural issues in PE and sport

  • sport and society
  • contemporary issues in PE 

Entry requirements

  • Grade B in GCSE PE. Students without a B grade may be considered after an interview.

Assessment

AS Level:

70% of marks will be allocated to two exam papers which will assess knowledge and understanding on the following:

Paper 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

  • 1 hour 15 minutes

Paper 2: Psychological and Sociocultural Themes in PE

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 30% of marks will be allocated to performance skills and the ability to analyse and evaluate performance.

Students will be assessed in player/ performer roles in one sport.

This can be drawn from the list of sports to include football, rugby, netball, trampolining, swimming, basketball and cricket.

A Level:

70% of marks will be allocated to three exam papers which will assess knowledge and understanding on the following:

Paper 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

  • 2 hours

Paper 2: Psychological factors affecting performance

  • 1 hour

Paper 3 : Socio-cultural issues in PE and sport

  • 1 hour

The remaining 30% of marks will be allocated to performance skills and the ability to analyse and evaluate performance.

Students will be assessed in player/ performer roles in one sport.

This can be drawn from the list of sports to include football, rugby, netball, trampolining, swimming, basketball and cricket.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Leman High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017
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      The environment in the Sixth Form is one of challenge; students are encouraged to strive to reach their full potential. In safe and supportive surroundings, students are helped to develop, not just academically, but also emotionally and socially by dedicated Sixth Form staff including an Academic Mentor. Furthermore, our specialist Sixth Form facilities include a coffee shop and newly refurbished Sixth Form study area.