Students will need a good attitude to learning, good ability in English, an interest in PE and sport, and a willingness to work hard in the classroom and in practical lessons. Students will study a combination of Sport Studies and Sport Science during the first term. PE staff will then guide students towards which course is best suited to their strengths for the remainder of Key Stage 4.
Practical lessons will be based around Fitness Testing and Training, Designing a fitness training programme, Components of Fitness, Principles of Training.
The course involves five one-hour lessons per fortnight, plus home learning.
Students will study four of these units
Reducing the risk of sports injuries (one hour exam)
Applying principles of training
The body’s response to physical activity Sports Psychology
Sports Nutrition Technology in Sport
Is it for me?
Sport Science does not require students to have a high level of physical ability but students do need to have a keen interest in sport and in particular Fitness and Training. There will be a combination of practical and theory lessons and a high Attitude to Learning is essential throughout. Considerable revision will be needed to pass the external exam in Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries.
Sports Studies can be a stepping stone to further academic courses such as A Level Physical Education and Level 3 CAMTEC Sports Studies.
The sports industry is a multi million pound business today and with further study and training, students could find employment in many different areas of sport, including PE teaching, leisure industry, sports coaching, sport and industry, sport and technology, personal training.