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Physical Education (OCR) at The Duke of York's Royal Military School

Course description

The course is based on the interaction between the theory and practice of Physical Education.

Course content

AS - (Section A) Anatomy and Physiology. This section focuses on the impact of physical activity on the systems of the body. (Section B) Acquiring Movement Skills The candidate will be assessed as a performer, coach or official in two activities and will evaluate and plan for the improvement of performance. (Section C) Socio-Cultural Studies relating to participation in physical activity. A2 - (Section A) Historical Studies This section focuses on the historical factors that had an impact on and continue to affect participation in physical activity. (Section B) Sports Psychology and Exercise and Sport Physiology Applies psychological concepts and influences such as attitudes, motivation and goal setting.

Entry requirements

It is expected that students will have studied Physical Education before, though this is not essential.


The candidate will be assessed as a performer, coach or official in one activity, and evaluate and plan for the improvement of performance. This must be one of the activities they were assessed in at AS Level.

Future opportunities

Good preparation for the study of Physical Education and Sports Science at university. The course provides an excellent grounding for those wanting to move into the sport, coaching, leisure and business management industries. Physical Education candidates may also choose to follow a teaching career.

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: 18 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • The Duke of York's Royal Military School is based on a beautiful 150-acre site on the outskirts of Dover, Kent.

      With the white cliffs of Dover on our doorstep and on a clear day France can be seen, we offer a state boarding facility with a military ethos.  The school has it's own colours, which were presented by our patron HRH The Duke of Kent.

      With 500 students on roll we can offer a co-educational education to students from YR7 to YR13. We have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre, Centenary House which is the stepping stone from home/school to either University or into the workplace. The school has a set of values:courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline.

      These values are important in every day life as well as life in the classroom.

      As a state boarding school KCC will cover the costs of education and parents are asked to pay for the cost of boarding.

      We welcome applications from military and non-military families with our current on roll students split 50/50 from military and non-military families.

      Our Whole School Open Morning is on Saturday 10th March 09:00 to 12:30.

      To reserve a place please complete the online form via our website: