A Level Physical Education

Please note: students in Year 12 (September 2016) will be following the new specification as outlined

OCR (AS H155 A Level H555)

Who should study Physical Education?

This course is useful for students who have a genuine interest in Sport who wish to study the theory behind the practical side of PE.

The Course 

Unit 1 Physiological Factors Affecting Performance (30%)

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics

Unit 2 Psychological Factors Affecting Performance (20%)

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sports Psychology

Unit 3 Socio-Cultural Issues in Physical Activity and Sport (20%)

  • Sport and Society
  • Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport

Unit 4 Performance in Physical Education (30%)

  • Performance or Coaching
  • Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement

Where it leads

This is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers in sport and exercise science, sport and leisure studies, Professional Studies (such as teaching and coaching) and Physiotherapy.