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Sport & Outdoor Activities

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  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, plus grade 5 in Biology or 5:5 in Combined Science.

  • What does the course involve?

    This course will appeal to you if you enjoy sport and want to know about human psychology, human physiology and the role of sport in society today. Theory lessons look at how the body reacts to exercise, how the brain controls the body and the social reasons for physical activity. Each week there is a session to enhance personal skills, coaching ability and to relate performance to theories learnt. Practical lessons generally occur in the winter term and the second half of the summer term.


    There are close links with a range of subjects, usually A Level Biology, Psychology, Maths and Geography. However, many of our students take a diverse range of subjects alongside PE, because of its broad focus across sport and physical activity.


    There will be both the opportunity and expectation to continue and improve your team sports through the Wednesday afternoon sports programme and after College clubs. Using the London Road Campus and the acquiring of a number of high quality cameras, there is every opportunity to collect high quality video evidence which can also assist you in achieving promising marks.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Two written exams at the end of two years, worth 70%, a performance assessment and two pieces of coursework including a practical assessment in a sport of your choice, worth 30%.

  • Additional Notes

    You will be well prepared for university and degree courses such as; BSc or BA in Sports Studies, Sports Science, Recreation & Leisure studies, PE teaching and Physiotherapy. You will also have the necessary skills for employment, such as: Health and Fitness business, Armed Forces (PTI), Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sports Administration, Event Management or Sports Journalism and Media.

  • Further Information

    There is an extensive recreational sports programme including sports teams in football, rugby, hockey and netball. There are also various extra-curricular sports clubs, with more of a recreational focus such as badminton, volleyball and the tennis academy.

Abi Kershaw

Abi Kershaw

A Level Physical Education (Biology, Psychology)
Previous school: Lakelands School

I want to study a sport subject at university, probably physical therapy, so taking Physical Education at A Level was an obvious choice. I really enjoy all the practicals that we do. I played for the England Under 19s Rugby team and I am also part of the College Rugby team which I found out about at the Induction Festival during my first week at SCG.

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