Physical Education A Level

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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. 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. 


Course Description

OCR’s 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. This requires them to:

• Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance 

• Understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance

• Understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport 

• Understand the role of technology in physical activity and sport

• Refine their ability to perform effectively in physical activity and sport by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas 

• Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance

• Understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness

• Improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring mind 

• An expectation of the course is that you will be representing the school in district sport.

Beyond A level

• The PE A level can lead onto Degree courses in Sport at university

• Fitness industry (gym instructing, personal trainer, management) 

• Leisure industry (management etc.)

• Sport industry (coaching, sport nutrition, sport psychology, sport therapy)

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

Students should have studied GCSE PE and gained at least a grade 6 and have achieved at least a grade 6 in biology or other science. They should also be able to evidence participation in sport to a club or low county level and actively pursuing this outside of school. 

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