Course Content

Component 1: Physiological Factors Affecting Performance

Students will focus on key systems of the human body involved in movement and physical activity.

Component 2: Psychological Factors Affecting Performance

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the underlying psychological factors that influence our performance in physical activity and sport.

Component 3: Socio-cultural and Contemporary Issues

Students will gain an understanding of the sociological and contemporary factors that influence and affect physical activity and sport for both the audience and the performer and how sport affects society.

Component 4: Performance within Physical Education

Students will be required to undertake two parts within this component.

  • Part 1: Performance/coaching of a sport or activity.
  • Part 2: Students are also assessed in the Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement (EAPI). They observe a live or recorded performance by a peer and provide an oral analysis and critical evaluation of their peer’s performance.
1: Physiological Factors Affecting PerformanceWritten exam2h30%
2: Psychological Factors Affecting PerformanceWritten exam1h20%
3: Socio-cultural and Contemporary IssuesWritten exam1h20%
4: Performance within Physical EducationPracticalN/A30%

Key Info

  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Awarding Body: OCR
  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Course Length: 2 Years

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