A Level

Exam Board OCR

Course Code H555

Lead Teacher – Mrs R Hobbs

The course will involve an in-depth study of the theoretical aspects of sport and a practical based assessment.

The course will equip you with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education.

Specific requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE PE. Students must be regularly participating in at least one sporting activity.

What will I study?

Learners take all components (01,02,03 and 04) to be awarded the OCR A-Level in Physical Education 

Content Overview Assessment Overview
Applied anatomy and physiology
30% of total A-Level
Exercise physiology
Physiological factors affecting performance
90 Marks
2 hours written paper

Skill acquisition
20% of total A-Level
Sport psychology

Psychological factors affecting performance
60 marks
1 hour written paper
Sport and society
20% of total A-Level
Contemporary issues in physical activity
and sport 
Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport
60 marks
1 hour written paper
Performance or coaching
30% of total A-Level
Evaluation and Analysis of Performance
for Improvement (EAPI)
Performance in physical education
60 marks**
Non-exam Assessment (NEA)


Where does it lead?

Higher education, employment or apprenticeships in the sports industry 

Wider Reading