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Physical Education

Exam Board - OCR

Course Content- A-level Physical Education
Unit H555: A-level in Physical Education
Physiological factors affecting performance (01)
This section explores applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics.  It contributes to 30% of the overall A-level.
Psychological factors affecting performance (02)
This section considers skill acquisition and sports psychology.  It contributes to 20% of the overall A-level.
Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (03)
The third section explores sport and society, contemporary issues in physical activity and sport.  It contributes to 20% of the overall A-level.
Performance in Physical Education (04)
Candidates will be assessed in their performance or coaching in one activity. This unit will also include an Evaluation of Performance for Improvement (EPI) where candidates are required to complete an oral analysis of one activity by evaluating the performance and advising on how to improve. This practical unit will contribute to 30% of the overall A-level.
Methods of Assessment for A-level
Physiological factors affecting performance (01)
2 hour written paper
90 marks
30% of A-level
Psychological factors affecting performance (02)
1 hour written paper
60 marks
20% of A-level
Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (03)
1 hour written paper
60 marks
20% of A-level
Performance in Physical Education (04)
1 activity, Internal practical assessment and external practical moderation, Evaluation of Performance for Improvement (EPI)
60 marks
30% of A-level
Other Information
Students are expected to participate regularly in their chosen practical activities at school and/or club. They will be expected to involve themselves in extra-curricular coaching of Year 7, 8 and 9 teams in school. Students must provide video evidence of their performance, ideally at their highest performing level.
Entry Requirements
GCSE 6 in Physical Education or BTEC Distinction in Sport.