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Physical Education

Subject Area:
Level: TWO-YEAR A Level
Exam Board: OCR
Syllabus No:

What do I need to study this course?

Grade 4 or above in GCSE Combined Science or a distinction in Level 2 Applied Science, as well as grade 4 or above in GCSE English. You must be involved in regular training or competition and have club standard ability in one sport.


What will I study?

Physiological factors affecting performance: 90 marks, 2-hour paper, 30%

Psychological factors affecting performance: 60 marks, 1-hour paper, 20%

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity: 60 marks, 1-hour paper, 20%

Performance in physical education: non-examined assessment, 30%


What next?

PE is particularly useful for a career or degree in: Teaching PE, health and exercise science, sports therapy, sports management, leisure studies, physiotherapy, outdoor pursuits, coaching, sports technology or sports development.

Did you know?

There have been three Olympic Games held in countries that no longer exist.