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Physical Education AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School

Course description

Course overview
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).

Course content

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%).

Entry requirements

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.


Future opportunities

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

Officer etc.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 19 November 2015
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