BTEC Sports or AS/A Level Physical Education
Physical Education – AS/A2 Level – AQA
Sport – BTEC Level 3 Subsid. Diploma – EDEXCEL
AS/A Level Physical EducationThe course focuses on developing students’ knowledge and skills in three key areas: the coach, the performer and the official. These roles form the foundations for the practical aspects of the course and provide the focus for the delivery of its theory. The course is well balanced and tailored to careers in the sport industry; it’s practically challenging, whilst retaining all of its academic rigour. Physical Education also combines well with a range of A Level subjects. Studied alongside Biology, it supports applications for a wide range of university courses such as Sports Science, Physiotherapy and Leisure Studies. It also supports those considering a career in the Emergency or Armed Services, Teaching, Nursing and Management. The course builds upon prior learning at GCSE with a 60% theory and 40% practical workload.
The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is a two-year programme. The course combines practical sports activity with academic study giving students the opportunity to combine sport and recreation units with elements of outdoor pursuits. Seven units are studied over the two years: four of these are mandatory units and are fundamental to the programme. The remaining units are classed as optional units which allow specialisation in sports development and fitness. This allows the development of knowledge and skills in a variety of specialist areas including the body in action and sports performance. It also offers the opportunity to engage practical skills and sporting knowledge in a variety of exercise settings.