Physical Education

“I have come in order that you might have life – life in all it’s fulness. John 10:10”

“To promote physical wellbeing and a healthy active lifestyle, and encourage lifelong participation in physical activity.”
Mr D Marlow ~ Leader of Learning

Physical Education Statement Of Intent

Subject Leader: Mr D Marlow
Email address:

What specification (syllabus) is being taught?

OCR A-Level Physical Education

General overview

Paper 1 – Physical Factors affecting Performance

Paper 2 – Skill Acquisition and Sports Psychology Factors affecting Sport

Paper 3 – Societal and Cultural Factors affecting Sport

Practical Assessment – one chosen Sport from the Exam Board Accredited Activity

EAPI – Evaluating and Analysing Performance Task

Who should take this course?

If you have a desire to learn and increase your knowledge about all aspects of Physical Education and Sport. Participation in at least one competitive sport is also essential.

What are the entry requirements?

GCSE Grade 5

What are the key topics and themes?

When will they be taught?

In Year 12 students will complete an AS Level covering the following topics. This will be assessed in External Exams in June.

– Anatomy and Physiology
– Exercise Physiology
– Biomechanics
– Skill Acquisition
– Sports Psychology
– Sport and Society

How will students be assessed?

When do these assessments take place?

In Year 13 students will cover extra topics to complete their A Level. This will again be assessed in External Exams in June.

For both years, students will be assessed in one practical activity and an Evaluating and Analysing Performance task.

What can students do for revision at home?

What materials are provided or available online?

All resources, including useful revision resources, will be found on Google Classroom to help consolidate students’ understanding.

1. Also refer to the OCR PE for A Level Year 1 and Year 2 books for information. These books we use widely on the course.

2. The website:

3. There are useful documents on the OCR website on the A Level PE . They provide materials for the whole course rather than this task alone.