PE at Prospect School
A-level Physical Education builds on students' experience from Key Stage 4 and GCSE to enhance their knowledge and increase their understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in Physical Education. The qualification aims to equip students with skills and knowledge required for higher education or the world of work.
In choosing this course, students will develop knowledge which will equip them for undergraduate study in areas of Physiology, Bio-mechanics, Psychology and Nutrition. The variety of practical roles leads to a development of their leadership skills and moral and social development.
During the course you will cover the following units:
- Component 1 - Physiological factors affecting performance: Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics
- Component 2 – Psychological factors affecting performance: Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology
- Component 3 - Sport and Society, Contemporary Issues in Sport
- Component 4 – Practical assessment: Performance or Coaching, Evaluation and Analysis of Performance for Improvement
- GCSE English at grade 5 or above
- GCSE Science at grade CC or above
- GCSE PE at grade B or above
- An interest in PE and school sport in KS4
- 60% Written examination
- 40% practical performance
A-level Physical Education is valued by employers and Higher Education (universities and colleges). If you want to get a job straight away you could work in: Sports Centres; Outdoor Activities Centres. If you decide to go to university or college and you have other qualifications, you could take a degree in subjects such as: Sports Science, Sports Development, Teacher Training, Physiotherapy, Sports Psychology.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prospect School directly.