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AS and A Level PE

AS level PE

OCR’s AS Level in physical education will equip learners with both the depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education. This requires them to:

 develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance

 understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance

 understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport

 understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport

 refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas

 develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance

 understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness

 improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

 

OCR’s AS Level in Physical Education (H155)

Learners take all components (01, 02 and 03) to be awarded the OCR AS Level in Physical Education.

Physiological factors affecting performance (01)*

 Applied anatomy and physiology

 Exercise physiology

 Biomechanics, including technology in sport

70 marks

1 hour 15 minute written paper

35% of total AS level

Psychological and socio-cultural themes in physical education (02)*

 Skill acquisition

 Sports psychology

 Sport and society

70 marks

1 hour 15 minute written paper

35% of total AS level

Evaluation of Performance for Improvement (EAPI) Performance in physical education (03)*

 Performance or Coaching

60 marks

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

30% of total AS level

 

OCR’s A Level in Physical Education (H555)

OCR’s A Level in Physical Education will equip learners with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education. This requires them to:

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
  • understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance
  • understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport
  • understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport
  • refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
  • understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness
  • improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

 

Physiological factors affecting performance (01)*

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • 90 marks 2 hour written paper
  • 30% of total A level

 

Psychological factors affecting performance (02)*

  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology
  • 60 marks 1 hour written paper
  • 20% of total A level

 

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

  • Sport and society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport
  • 60 marks 1 hour written paper
  • 20% of total A level

 

Performance in physical education (04)*

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI)
  • 60 marks** Non-exam assessment (NEA)
  • 30% of total A level

 

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