Physical Education A Level at St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls
The broad and multi-disciplinary nature of Physical Education and its application to a wide range of current issues, call upon candidate’s ability to demonstrate the transferability of their knowledge, understanding and skills.
Unit 1 - Healthy and Active Lifestyles, Opportunities and Pathways
The development of active leisure and recreation; healthy lifestyles; effects of exercise (responses/ adaptations of the body systems), fitness and training, fitness assessment. The development of competitive sport; performance pathways, lifelong involvement, long-term athlete.
Unit 2 - The Critical Sports Performer
Completion of four tasks: Personal Performance, Local Study, National Study and Performance Analysis
Unit 3 - Preparation for Optimum Sports Performance
Long/short term physiological preparation; long/short term psychological preparation; long/short term technical preparation; fatigue and recovery process; centres of excellence; technical support
Unit 4 - Developing Sports Performer
Completion of four coursework tasks: Development Plan, international Study, Progressive Participation and Life Plan
5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics. Grade ‘B’ or above in Science or Biology or Chemistry. Grade ‘B’ in Physical Education (if taken at GCSE). You should be competing at a club in the sport you wish to pursue for ‘A’ level practical.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls directly.