Sport permeates many aspects of modern day society and is a million-pound industry. It is hardly surprising then that sport and leisure are now studied at a high level. Students will have a greater awareness of sport and its implications in society. It looks in great depth at many facets of sports performance and its overall implications. This is a further step up from year 1 PE. You will be required to carry our independent study, background reading, research and presentations. Revision sessions will be held during enhancement times before the January and June module exams. In the first year of the course students will study units based on anatomy and physiology, skill acquisition and sport and society. During the second year students will study units on applied exercise physiology and biomechanics, Sports Psychology and Sport and Society with a focus on Technology in sport. Pupils will be assessed in their chosen sport and will also produce a performance analysis which will equate to 30% of the mark on the course.
Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You are required to play your chosen sports/activity to a high standard. Grade C in English, maths and science.
The qualification is a natural progression to sports related courses at a higher level. Students can use their knowledge from this qualification usefully in many other areas such as Leisure, Psychology, Media and the Sciences. Students in the past have gone on to university to study degrees in Physical Education, Sports Coaching, Sports and Exercise Science, Sports Psychology, Sports Development, Sports Journalism, Sports Business Management and other health related courses.