A2 PE

OCR Physical Education GCE

Students study the OCR GCE qualification over two years. They are required to study all elements of the course alongside a practical performance in one sporting activity and an evaluative talk on a live or videoed sporting performance.

Overall Course Breakdown:

Content Overview Assessment Overview
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics

Physiological factors affecting performance (01)*

90 marks

2 hour written paper

 

30% of total

A Level

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology 
 

Physiological factors affecting performance (02)*

60 marks

1 hour written paper

 

30% of total

A Level

  • Sports and society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport 

Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (03)*

60 marks

1 hour written paper

 

20% of total 

A Level

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI) 

Performance in physical education (04)*

60 marks**

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

 

30% of total 

A Level

* Indicates inclusion of synoptic assessment.

**Examination is weighted up to 90 marks to equal the total marks combined for the two tasks.

Learners who are retaking the qualification may carry forward their result for the non-exam assessment component.  See section 4a for details.

Approved activity list:

Activity

Restrictions and allowances

Association football

Cannot be five-a-side or Futsal

Amateur boxing

 

Athletics

 

Badminton

 

Basketball

 

Blind Cricket

 

Boccia

 

Camogie

 

Canoeing

 

Cricket

 

Cycling

Track or road cycling

Dance

 

Diving

 

Equestrian

 

Gaelic football

 

Goal Ball

 

Golf

 

Gymnastics

 

Handball

 

Hockey

Field hockey only – no ice or roller hockey

Hurling

 

Kayaking

 

Lacrosse

 

Netball

 

Polybat

 

Powerchair football

 

Rock climbing

 

Rowing

 

Rugby League

Cannot be tag rugby

Rugby Union

Can be assessed as sevens or fifteen-a-side

Sculling

 

Skiing

Must take place on snow, can be indoor or outdoor

Snowboarding

Must take place on snow, can be indoor or outdoor

Squash

 

Swimming

 

Table Cricket

 

Table Tennis

 

Tennis

 

Trampolining

 

Volleyball

 

Wheelchair basketball

 

Wheelchair rugby