Physical Education

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This practical and engaging course has been developed to allow learners to study Physical Education (PE) in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject.

The examined components will provide the knowledge and understanding which underpin the non-exam assessment (NEA). The NEA within this specification allows learners to explore an activity in detail as a performer or coach, chosen from a wide variety of sporting activities. Learners will also analyse and evaluate performance in a chosen activity as part of their NEA.

Course Content:

  • 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.
Key Course Details
Course typeA Level
Exam boardOCR
AssessmentWritten examination (70%)
Non-exam assessment (30%)