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'The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no-one is watching' Anson Dorrance
Who is it for?
Students with a genuine proven interest and involvement in sport during their school career to date. GCSE physical education as a background is desirable but not essential.
In addition to the general entrance requirements, the department expects grade C and above in science – and you must have an appreciation that the course is mainly theoretical. If a student has studied GCSE PE, then a grade B or above is required to access this course.
The course is linear and all assessments take place at the end of year 13, there are 2 written exams and also the assessment of practical performance.
4 ½ lessons of theory and practical, combined with at least one hour of home study per one hour of contact time, especially in theory areas.
The coursework makes up 30% of the overall grade.
2 examination papers (paper 1 and paper 2), both 2 hours long
Assessment in one practical activity, plus written/verbal analysis of performance.
- Sports Science/Studies
- Sports related Physiotherapy
- Leisure Management
- Sports Psychology courses
For further information, contact:
Mr N Wosahlo, Head of PE