We strongly recommend that as early as possible in the course you do an initial assessment of your candidates in one or more of their chosen sports. Then if they do sustain an injury you will have a starting point for talking to us about what we can do for the candidate. The AS GCE and Advanced GCE are stand-alone qualifications and NEA must be assessed separately.
The Performance analysis task
If you have a candidate who you think may struggle with this, for example is partially sighted or has speech issues please contact the special requirements team email@example.com for further advice.
This blog provides further information on the permanent changes made to the EAPI task for students with special needs.
The practical activities
There are two situations you may find yourself in with an injured candidate. Please remember that the practical activity may be completed as either player/performer or coach. An alternative activity/role should first be considered
- The candidate wishes to take Physical Education but is not going to be able to perform practically or as a coach for the duration of the course, as they are long term sick/injured.
In this situation it is not appropriate to apply for special consideration, the candidate cannot be awarded any marks for the practical part of the course. They can still access the performance analysis section of the NEA component, but we cannot provide additional marks or special consideration to make up for the lack of the practical performance.
It may be possible, however, to allow the student an exemption from the practical component. If you have a student to whom this applies, please email the Special Requirements Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further guidance.
- The candidate becomes injured AFTER you have assessed them in all of their sports AND they cannot attend moderation.
Please submit your marks as normal to OCR, the moderator will ask to see medical evidence to show that the candidate is injured, and you will be asked to provide a suitable replacement to them for the day of moderation. It is not necessary to apply for special consideration