A Level
Physical Education & Sport

Key Stage 5 Co-Ordinator: 

Mr James Marshall 


A Level (we follow the AQA syllabus 7582)

A level PE is 70% theory and 30% practical.  The theory knowledge is assessed through two written exams, with each exam lasting two hours.  The exams take place at the end of Yr13 and tests all knowledge learned in the previous two years.

A Level Assessments

Paper 1 (35%): Applied anatomy and physiology; Skill Acquisition; Sport in Society

Paper 2 (35%): Exercise physiology and biomechanics; Sport psychology; Sport in society and technology in sport.

Practical (30%): Students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity.  They also must produce a written/verbal analysis of their own or someone else’s performance.

Throughout the two years there will be a number of key assessment points of theory knowledge

Yr 12

December mock exam

March Progress exam

July end of year exam.


December mock exam

March progress exam.

As well as the above formal tests there will be regular topic tests to support learning


OCR Cambridge Technical Award – Extended Certificate 05827

The extended certificate is the equivalent size to one A-level.  It consists of two external exams, one compulsory coursework unit and two optional coursework units.

Exam units

Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity

Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development

Compulsory Unit

Unit 2: Sports Coaching and activity leadership.

Optional Units (2 from)

Unit 5: Performance analysis

Unit 8: Organisation of sports events

Unit 17: Sports injuries and rehabilitation

Unit 18: Practical skills in sport

Unit 19: Sport psychology