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Physical Education

Syllabus Title: A-Level Physical Education

 Examination Board: OCR

Assessment Outline:

A Level     

Component 01:

Physical factors affecting performance

Students develop their knowledge and understanding of the science behind physical activity, including key systems in the body and how they react to changes in diet and exercise. They also study the effects of force and motion on the body and how they can be used to our advantage.

There are three topics:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology 
  •  Exercise physiology
  •  Biomechanics, including technology in sport. 

Paper 1 Exam

70 Marks

1Hr 15 Mins

35% Of Total

Component 02:

Psychological and socio-cultural themes in physical education

Students develop their understanding of the psychological factors that influence performance in physical activity and sport, applying the theory to practical examples, giving guidance and feedback in constructive ways that are suited to an individual’s personality.

Students also develop their knowledge and understanding of how physical activity and sport have developed through time and the factors that shape contemporary sport. There are three topics:

  •  Skill acquisition
  •  Sports psychology
  •  Sport and society 

Paper 2 Exam

70 Marks

1Hr 15 Mins

35% Of Total

Component 03: Performance in physical education

Students are assessed in the role of either performer or coach in one practical activity. They are required to demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions.

Students are also assessed in the Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI). They observe a live or recorded performance by a peer and provide an oral analysis and critical evaluation of their peer’s performance.

Non Examined Assessment

60 Marks

1- Performance/Coaching in 1 Activity.

2-Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI) task.