Sport / P.E.

Participation in Sport develops students’ advanced skills and techniques in increasingly demanding situations. Students are taught to use advanced strategies including choreographic concepts and develop skills in a variety of roles e.g. performer, coach, official.

Students are taught the importance of exercise in relation to personal, social and mental health and well-being and are equipped with sufficient knowledge to develop their own exercise and activity programmes in and out of school.

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge and understanding to improve performance;
  • understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport;
  • perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas;
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport;
  • understand the contribution that physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being;
  • understand the key socio-cultural influences that can affect people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.

Students will be assessed through an exam (externally assessed) and coursework (internally assessed).

Students can progress from this qualification to further study of sport or physical education at Sixth Form, college and university, as well as apprenticeships and other training, employment in a related sector. Career opportunities include sports coaching, teaching, uniformed public services, physiotherapy, leisure management, professional sport and health and fitness.