* Examination is weighted up to 90 marks to equal the total marks combined for the two tasks.
All components include synoptic assessment.
Students who are retaking a qualification may carry forward their result for the non-exam assessment component.
Students must complete all components (01, 02, 03 and 04) to be awarded the OCR A Level in Physical Education.
Students gain a deeper understanding of 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:
Students study the models and theories that affect learning and performance in physical activities, how different methods of training and feedback work and why their effectiveness differs from person to person. They also explore the psychological factors that affect group dynamics and the effects of leadership and stress.
There are two topics:
This component focuses on the social and cultural factors that have shaped sports over time, and their influences on physical activity. Students consider the impact of hosting a global sporting event such as the Olympic Games, and the influence of modern technology on both the performer and the spectator of contemporary sport.
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.
Students must complete all components (01, 02 and 03) to be awarded the OCR AS Level in Physical Education.
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.
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.