Physical Education at KS5

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Course ID
OCR H555
Faculty
Expressive Arts
Department
Physical Education
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
K. Eustace
Head of Department
C. Hammond

Physical Education ‘A’ Level allows students to study this subject in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of a practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject.

An ‘A’ Level in Physical Education will equip learners with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education. Topics covered include: physiological factors affecting performance, psychological factors affecting performance and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport. The assessment overview consists of 70% theory covered over three papers and 30% allocated to performance in Physical Education.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 • Skeletal and muscular systems 1.1
• Biomechanical principles (Newtons laws, force and the use of technology) 3.1
• Classification of skills 4.1
• Types and methods of practice 4.2
• Emergence and evolution of modern sport 6.1
End of month written test.
Autumn 2 • Cardiovascular system 1.2
• Biomechanical principles (Stability and lever systems) 3.2
• Transfer of skills 4.3
• Learning theories 4.4
• Sport in the 21st century 6.2
End of month written test.
Spring 1 • Respiratory system 1.2
• Diet and nutrition and their effect on performance 2.1
• Stages of learning, guidance and feedback 4.5
• Global sporting events 6.3
End of month written test.
Spring 2 • Preparation and training methods 2.2
• Sports psychology – Individual differences 5.1
End of month written test.
Summer 1 • Preparation and training methods 2.2
• Group and team dynamics and goal setting in sport 5.2
End of month written test.
Summer 2 • Linear motion 3.1
• Energy for exercise 1.1
• Ethics and deviance on sport 6.1
End of month written test.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Recap energy for exercise
• Angular motion 3.2
• Memory models 4.1
• Attribution in sport 5.1
End of month written test.
Autumn 2 • Fluid mechanics and projectile motion 3.3
• Recover, altitude and heat 1.2
• Confidence and self-efficacy in sports performance 5.2
• Leadership in sport 5.3
• Stress management to optimise performance 5.4
End of month written test.
Spring 1 • Injury prevention and rehabilitation of injury 2.1
• Commercialisation and media 6.2
• Routes to sporting excellence in the UK
• EAPI
MOCK EAPI (teacher assessed and internally verified).
Spring 2 • Injury prevention and rehabilitation of injury 2.1
• Modern technology in sport 6.4
• EAPI
Practical assessment with moderator.
EAPI filmed and assessed.
Summer 1 Revision.  
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Brian Mac; A Level PE; OCR Specification; BBC Sport. OCR PE for A Level Year 1 (John Honeybourne & Sarah Powell); OCR PE for A Level Year 2 (John Honeybourne & Sarah Powell); My Revision Notes: OCR A Level PE (Keri Moorhouse); Physical Education Matters Journal available in the Library. Remember The Titans – about motivation and leadership; Icarus – deviance in sport and drug cheating; Sport Psychology (Ted Talk); Psychology of a Winner. Barnet Partnership for School Sport; School Clubs.

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Brian Mac; A Level PE; OCR Specification; BBC Sport. OCR PE for A Level Year 1 (John Honeybourne & Sarah Powell); OCR PE for A Level Year 2 (John Honeybourne & Sarah Powell); My Revision Notes: OCR A Level PE (Keri Moorhouse); Physical Education Matters Journal available in the Library. Remember The Titans – about motivation and leadership; Icarus – deviance in sport and drug cheating; Sport Psychology (Ted Talk); Psychology of a Winner. Barnet Partnership for School Sport; School Clubs.

 

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