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Key Stage 5

A level PE - we follow the OCR exam specification.

Course aim;

The content has been designed 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. This course will prepare learners for the further study of PE or sports science courses as well as other related subject areas such as psychology, sociology and biology. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry.

Year 12

Learners study: 

Anatomy & physiology - Skeletal, muscular, Cardiovascular and respiratory systems, Diet, nutrition & ergogenic aids and their effect on physical activity and performance, Preparation and training methods in relation to improving and maintaining physical activity and performance.

Biomechanics - Biomechanical principles, levers and the use of technology. 

Psychology - Skill Acquisition, Sports psychology (Individual differences)

Socio-cultural issues - Sport and society, 

Year 13

Learners study: 

Exercise physiology - Energy for exercise (systems & Recovery), Environmental effects on body systems, Injury prevention and the rehabilitation of injury.

Biomechanics- Linear motion, angular motion, fluid mechanics and projectile motion. 

Psychology - Sports psychology (Group dynamics +)

Socio-cultural issues - Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

OCR A level PE specification link;