Entry requirements

4 in English Language or Literature

4 in GCSE Maths

What will I study

You will study 4 units throughout the 2 year course. These include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (externally assessed).
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Exercise and Well Being (externally assessed).
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry (Internally assessed).
  • Sports Leadership OR Practical Sports Performance

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 is a 1.5 hour exam which covers the body systems, structure, function, and the factors affecting them. Short and long term effects of exercise on each system.

Unit 2 is a 2.5 hour supervised written task, set and marked by the exam board.

The two other units are internally assessed coursework units which are divided into smaller, individual assignments.

Is this subject for me?

Students must have a keen interest in sport, fitness, and nutrition. You will most likely participate in sports outside of the sixth form and show a keen interest in a wide range of physical activities. We have a fitness suite available to enhance learning and fitness.

Where can this lead me?

Students studying a sports qualification can progress onto further study at university or move into employment. These include

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Science
  • Fitness Management
  • PE Teacher
  • Sports Administrator
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Therapist
  • Nutritionist
  • Sports Development
  • Sports Coaching

What else is there?

The PE and sports department organise a wide range of sporting activities which include regular, free access to our fitness suite.  We arrange trips to Wimbledon and host regular basketball coaching and fixtures throughout the year.

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