Physical Education

Physical Education is a two year course where learners will be equipped with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education.

Method of assessment

  • Physiological factors affecting performance – 90 marks – 2 hour written paper
  • Psychological factors affecting performance – 60 marks – 1 hour written paper
  • Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport – 60 marks – 1 hour written paper
  • Performance in physical education – 60 marks – non-exam assessment

Topic areas covered

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology
  • Sport and society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport
  • Performance or coaching
  • Evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement

Level: A level

Board: OCR

Head of department:
Mr L Tebbett

Mr L Tebbett (lead teacher)
Miss Paxton
Miss H Cowell