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Physical Education

Course Details
Dept - Physical Education
Type of Qualifcation - A Level
Exam Board - OCR

Additional Entry Requirements -
MERIT in BTEC Level 2 Sport and B in Biology/Double Science/ 6 or above in GCSE PE

Course Content
Year 12 – AS Physical Education
PHED1 – Theory Component – Focusing on Applied Exercise Physiology, Skill Acquisition and Opportunities for Participation.
PHED2 – Practical Component – Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate the execution of core skills/techniques in isolation and in structured practice as either a player/performer and in an adopted role or two adopted roles in approved sports of their choice.

Year 13 – A2 Physical Education
PHED3 – Theory Component – Focusing on Applied Physiology to optimise performance, Sports Psychology and Contemporary Issues in Sport.
PHED4 – Practical Component – Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate their own performance, identify weaknesses, and suggest causes and appropriate corrective measures. They are also assessed in a fully competitive setting in their approved chosen sport.
Style of Assessment
PHED1 – 2 hour written examination (60% of AS, 30% of A Level)
PHED2 – Practical assessment (40% of AS, 20% of A Level)
PHED3 – 2 hour written examination (30% of A Level)
PHED4 – Practical assessment (20% of A Level)
Whose kind of course?
This course is aimed at students who have a passion for this subject and are clearly interested in the wide range of aspects in PE and Sport.

The majority of students use this A Level to gain entry to higher education with many of them studying sport related degrees.

Stretch and challenge – Aiming for A*
Students opting for A Level PE will be expected to develop their allround sporting acumen, by leading and coaching in lessons to support their practical assessment.
Additional workshops and revision sessions will be provided to support students.
Career Prospects
Any career within the sports industry, for example: coaching, PE teaching, physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation, coaching, fitness instructing.