Physical Education

Pyysical edication (Sports science)

OCR Exam Board

Studying A-Level Physical Education will give you a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non-exam assessment component, you will also develop a wide
ranging knowledge into the how and why of Physical activity and sport. A Level Physical Education is an excellent base
for a university degree in sports science, sports management, healthcare, or exercise and health. Physical Education can also complement further study in biology, human biology, physics, psychology, nutrition, sociology and many more.
The transferable skills you learn through your study of Physical Education, such as decision making and independent thinking are also useful in any career path you choose to take. Students will learn about the physiological,
psychological and Socio-cultural aspects and influences in sport. Students will also be able to demonstrate their sporting performance and analyse the overall sporting performances and characteristics of others. Regular assignments on (Interactive course) will be set throughout the course


Year 1
Skeletal and muscular Systems, cardiovascular and  respiratory systems, energy for exercise, diet and nutrition, training methods, injury prevention and rehabilitation, sports psychology and socio-cultural aspects of sport.
Year 2
Skeletal and muscular systems, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, energy for exercise, environmental effects on the body, diet and nutrition, biomechanical principles and the use of technology, injury prevention, analysis of sporting performance
(EAPI) Sports Psychology and Socio-cultural aspects of sport.


Physiology exam (30%)
Psychology Exam (20%)
Socio-cultural (20%)
EAPI (oral assessment (15%)
Practical sport performance or coaching (15%)


Mr E Wake: (HOD)