Course Information | Highcliffe Sixth

Course Information

Physical Education 2020/2022

In Physical Education we aim to give students the opportunity to develop their competence in a range of physical activities. Students develop their skills and techniques and learn how to apply them to competitive situations and performance. We help students to effectively evaluate their own and others’ performance and give guidance on how to improve. Students take part in competitive intra-competitions throughout the year in a range of sports.


A Level Sports Science and Physical Education is designed to follow on from GCSE PE, although GCSE PE is not a requirement for students wishing to follow this course. Students will specialise in one sport as part of the practical assessment or be assessed coaching. It is essential that students are actively involved participating in their sport in a club. Students will need to keep a log of their training and competitive fixtures undertaken during Year 12 and 13.

This course will develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of factors that underpin physical activity and sport in an academic setting. Modules include Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Sport and Society, Contemporary Issues in Sport and Sports Psychology. A variety of study methods are used on this course including Problem Solving, Debate, Discussion and Presentations, Practical Performance and Oral Observation of Live Performances. This course is academic in nature so practical lessons are limited to specific activities.

Qualification Details

Exam Board: OCR
Qualification Title: Physical Education A Level
Qualification Specification Code: H555
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the OCR webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements

What will I study in this qualification?

The summary of components is as follows:
• Physiological factors affecting Performance (Anatomy and Physiology)
• Psychological factors affecting Performance (Sports Psychology)
• Socio-cultural issues in Physical Activity and Sport (Contemporary Issues)
• Performance in Physical Education (Practical or Coaching)

Possible Career Paths

Sports related degrees, Sports Science, Coaching, Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Statistics, Sports Psychologist, Recreational Management, Sport and Leisure Industry and many more.

Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by Further Education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry. This specification will create confident, independent thinkers and effective decision makers who can operate effectively as individuals or as part of a team – all skills that will enable them to stand out and effectively promote themselves as they progress through life.

Who should I speak to if I need further information?

Miss Swan, Miss Whiteside, Mr Dean

    Owned by: LSN | Last Published: 05/10/2019 15:10:22 | Next Update: N/A