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Physical Education A level at Oldfield School

Course description

What will I study?

The PE course is made up of four components:

1. Applied Anatomy and Physiology with Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

2. Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology

 3. Sport and Society, Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport

4. Performance or coaching, Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI)

Entry requirements

Practically competent in two sports and a minimum of grade C in Science.


Examination Board - OCR

The first 3 components will be examined by written examination worth 70%. The fourth section will be assessed by practical examination worth 30%.

Future opportunities

An advanced level qualification in PE is rapidly becoming an essential qualification for specialist study in PE and Sports Studies in Higher Education. The syllabus provides an excellent foundation for students considering careers in the Biological Sciences, Teaching and Coaching, Recreational Management, Physiotherapy and the Leisure and Health and Fitness industries.

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Am I suited to this course?

You would be well-suited to studying PE at A level if you:

  • have a keen interest in sport and want to evaluate and improve your own performance
  • have an enquiring mind and want to learn more about PE in social, cultural, scientific, historical and psychological areas
  • are already a member of a sports club or team which supports the development of your practical performance

What other subjects does it complement?

A level PE combines well with many subjects, most notably Biology, Dance and Psychology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oldfield School directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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