This A level course allows students to study Physical Education (PE) in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their personal physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject.
A level PE creates confident, independent thinkers and effective decision makers who can perate effectively as individuals or as part of a team - all skills that will enable students to stand out and effectively promote themelves as they progress through life.
Exam Board: OCR
Year 1 Subject Content:
Topic 1 - Applied anatomy and physiology
Topic 2 - Skill acquisition
Topic 3 - Sport and society
Topic 4 - Exercise physiology
Year 2 Subject Content
Topic 5 - Biomechanical movement
Topic 6 - Sport psychology
Topic 7 - Sport and society and the role of technology in physical acctivity and sport
Career Opportunities / Routes
This course will prepare learners for the further study of PE or sports science courses as well as other related subject areas such as psychology, sociology and biology. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry such as physiotherapy, leisure management and PE teaching. Successful completion of A level Physical Education can also lead to a career as a coach or official within sport.
Component 1: Physiological factors affecting performance
Component 2: Psychological factors affecting performance
Component 3: Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport
Component 4: Performance in physical education