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Physical Education OCR A Level at Alder Grange Community and Technology School

Course description

The focus of this course is on participation and performance in physical activity as part of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle. As a PE student you will increase your physical competence and develop your involvement and effectiveness in physical activity. This course will enable you to become an informed and discerning decision-maker in relation to your own and others’ involvement in physical activity.

Course content

Component 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics

 

Component 2: Psychological Factors Affecting Performance

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sports Psychology

 

Component 3: Socio-cultural and Contemporary Issues

  • Sport, society and technological influences

Component 4: Performance within Physical Education

  • Performance or coaching practical
  • EAPI

 

Entry requirements

C or 5 in PE or Science.

Assessment

Component 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

  • Written exam – 2hours
  • 30% A Level

Section A

  • 10 marks, short answer questions on any topic

Section B

  • 3 x 20 mark questions
  • 1 question per topic – the 20 marks will be broken down into part questions

Section C

  • 1 x 20 mark extended response ‘synoptic’ question which links two or more topics

 

Component 2: Psychological Factors Affecting Performance

  • Written exam – 1 hour
  • 20% A Level

Section A

  • 10 marks, short answer questions on any topic

Section B

  • 2 x 20 mark questions
  • 1 question per topic – the 20 marks will be broken down into part questions

Section C

  • 1 x 10 mark extended response ‘synoptic’ question which links two or more topics

 

Component 3: Socio-cultural and Contemporary Issues

  • Written exam – 1 hour
  • 20% A Level

Section A

  • 10 marks, short answer questions on any topic

Section B

  • 2 x 20 mark questions on any part of this component
  • The 20 marks will be broken down into part questions

Section C

  • 1 x 10 mark extended response ‘synoptic’ question which links two or more topics

 

Component 4: Performance within Physical Education

  • NEA, internally assessed, externally moderated.
  • 30% A Level

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alder Grange Community and Technology School directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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    • Alder Grange Sixth Form (ag6) opened as a new Sixth Form in 2010. Since then we have recruited students from across Rossendale and beyond on to a range of both A Level and BTEC level 3 courses. We have been delighted that our results have improved year on year and that Alder Grangers have successfully moved on from Sixth Form to University or the world of work in areas ranging from Music Production and Zoology to Teaching and Engineering. We have developed a strong sense of community and a warm, caring and supportive ethos.