Exam Board OCR
Qualification A Level


Grade 6 in Sport (regular participation in one competitive sport at club level is essential)



(Outline of


Part 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

Part 2: Exercise physiology

Part 3: Biomechanics

Part 4: Skill acquisition

Part 5: Sport psychology

Part 6: Sport and society and contemporary


 Assessment Students will be assessed in:

 Physiological factors affecting performance

01  – 2 hour written paper, 90 marks – 30% of total A Level


Psychological factors affecting performance

02  – 1 hour written paper, 60 marks – 20% of total A Level


Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

03  – 1 hour written paper, 60 marks – 20% of total A Level


Performance in physical education 

04  – non-exam assessment, 60 marks – 30% of total A Level


One assessment of practical sports performance in a sport from the ‘Approved

Activity List’.

Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI) task


Careers Guidance Further careers in sport could include:

Health & Exercise: Fitness Professional, Health Promotion Officer, Gym Instructor, Nutritionist and Personal Trainer.

Management: Disability Sports Development Officer, Events Manager, Football Manager, Sports Development Manager and Talent Project Coordinator.

Media and Marketing: Broadcasting, Journalism, Marketing, Photographer.

Science: Medicine, Sports Scientist, Physiotherapist, Sports Massage Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Teaching and Coaching: Teacher, Children’s Sports Coach, Outdoor Adventures Leader, Ski Instructor, Performance Analyst and Competition Manager.

Key Information

Transition Work

The transition work for Physical Education can be found below.

Students should attempt to complete one task weekly over the summer ahead of the start of the course.

Task 1: Exercise Psychology

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Task 2: Skills Acquisition and Sports Psychology

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Task 3: Sport and Society

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Task 4: Non-Examined Assessment

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