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Sport & Outdoor Activities

Sport & Outdoor Activities

Mode of study Academic A Level
Duration 2 Years
Campus English Bridge Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code PED-AL (2123)

  • 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.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email:

April Neale

April Neale

A Level Physical Education (English Language and Psychology)
Previous school: Priory School

My sister came here and loved it – she gave it rave reviews, so that piqued my interest. PE was my best subject at school, so it was logical to carry on at A Level. You learn things you’d never expect like the history of physical activities. I’ve enjoyed learning about biology in PE and I’ve also learnt loads of great life lessons at this college.

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