This qualification, the equivalent to 3 A Levels, really covers every aspect of sport and its academic underpinning. Students who select and complete this course are very motivated, involved and passionate about sport and physical activity. The course has a wide variety of units assessed in a multitude of different ways. A selection of some of the units taught are...
- Sport Psychology
- Fitness testing, training and programming
- Anatomy & physiology
- Sports coaching & leadership
- Injury management in sport
- Sport as a business
This course is both academic and vocational. There are elements of this course that are assessed through practical competence, and thus we expect our pupils to be taking part in extra-curricular clubs in school and outside in community sport.
Within this course it is a requirement for our sport students to volunteer for the PE department to gain valuable experience. This could take the form of an assistant coach to a school team, or helping our during PE lessons with lower school.
Upon completion of this course pupils can progress on to university and study any sport related degree. We have had pupils go on to the likes of Bath, Exeter, Loughborough and Manchester to continue their studies.
It also enables learners to go out into the world of work, particularly within the sport sector, whether that be as a coach, personal trainer or working within leisure centres.