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A Level PE at The Maplesden Noakes School

Course description

OCR’s A Level in Physical Education will equip learners with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education.

Course content

Physiological factors affecting performance: (01)*90 marks 2 hour written paper (30% of total A Level)

· Applied anatomy and physiology

· Exercise physiology

· Biomechanics

Psychological factors affecting performance: (02)* 60 marks 1 hour written paper (20% of total A Level)

· Skill acquisition

· Sports psychology

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport: (03)* 60 marks 1 hour written paper (20% of total A Level)

· Sport and society

· Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

Performance in physical education:(04)* 60 marks** Non-exam assessment (NEA) (30% of total A Level)

· Performance of Coaching

· Evaluation and Analysis of Performance Improvement (EAP)


Entry requirements

Grade 6-9 GCSE PE or BTEC Sport Distinction+ and Grade 5-9 in English and Grade 5-9 in Science



70% Exam

40% Non-Exam Assessment

How to apply

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Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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