A2 Physical Education

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.