Physical Education AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School
The specification takes a multi-disciplinary approach,
encouraging the development of different methods of
enquiry drawn from a wide range of disciplines, with the
focal point being the performer and the performance.
The specification is based on the interaction between
the theory and practice of Physical Education.
Full course content can be found on the
OCR website (G451, 452,453,454).
You can expect to:
• Participate in TWO physical activities in year 12 (worth
30%) and only ONE in year 13 (worth 20%).
• Be assessed in Year 12 practical activities by technique
and year 13 is by Effective Performance (more details
are available in the website).
• Cover Acquiring Movement Skills, Anatomy and
Physiology and Socio-Cultural Studies in P.E and Sport
in year 12 (60%).
• Cover Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and
Comparative Studies in year 13 (70%).
• Produce an oral Analyse of Performance in a chosen
activity in year 12 and 13 (10%).
B grade at GCSE in one of the separate sciences (either Biology or Chemistry or Physics) or a B grade in Additional Science.
65 % Examination, 35% Practical and Oral assessment.
Where does it lead?
The course is ideal for students who wish to pursue a
career in Physical Education, Teaching, Medicine, Sports
Science, Sports Coaching Physiotherapy, Sports
Psychology, Leisure Management, Sports Development
Other useful information
All activities are assessed by the PE staff, however some
can be assessed by video.
Activities assessed in school: Rugby, Football,
Badminton, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, Athletics, Netball,
Table tennis, Swimming.
Activities needing videos: Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice
Hockey, Trampolining, Dance, Tennis, Sailing, Golf, Boxing,
Judo, Tai Kwan Do, Ballet, Bowls, Rock Climbing,
Sub-aqua diving, Sports Acro, Gymnastics, Show
Jumping, Rowing, Irish Dancing.
Students’ views …
“The pictures and practical demonstrations used during
teaching make it easy to see and understand.”
“It is much more interesting and in depth than GCSE.”
“If you like sport then you will love PE A Level.”
“The acronyms used make it easier to remember the
“Having the teacher’s PowerPoints available and
covering lots of past papers in the lessons makes it
easier to understand and revise.”
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.