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Physical Education

Specific Course Entry Requirements B in Physical Education and B in Science
Examination Levels Offered

AS Level One Year Course Duration
A-Level Two Year Course Duration

Examination Board OCR

This is an interesting and challenging course containing elements of scientific and sociological study with the practical performance as a focus. 

The two year course combines a theoretical study of Physical Education, alongside Practical Performance and Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for improvement (EAPI). 

The practical element to the course requires students to perform or coach in one chosen physical activity from the specification.

Associated Course Costs
PE kit is available from between £20 to £75, although this is not compulsory.

Two Year Course Content

  • Unit 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

    Assessment of Unit 1: Written Examination

Two Hour Written Paper (90 Marks) 30% of total A-level

  • Unit 2: Psychological Factors Affecting Performance 

     Assessment of Unit 02: Written Examination

One Hour Written Paper (60 Marks) 20% of total A-level

  • Unit 3: Socio-Cultural Issues in Physical Activity and Sport

Assessment of Unit 3: Written Examination

One Hour Written Paper (60 Marks) 20% of total A-level

  • Unit 4: Performance in Physical Education

Assessment of Unit 4: Internally Assessed Practical Performance and Evaluative Interview

Performance or Coaching in one sport, plus an Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement Interview (60 Marks) 30% of total A-level

Staff Contact
Mrs D Baydas - dbaydas@oxtedschool.co.uk