You will be studying a range of modules from anatomy and physiology through to contemporary issues in sport. This broad base of modules allows the student to explore the vast array of potential career opportuntities in the sporting sector and how they interact with each other. The course is a significant change to GCSE study with theoretical knowledge paramount in the structure of the course.
These new and exciting theoretical aspects are studied and learnt in a practical manner, which include designing and partaking in your own training regime through to looking and making the main parts of a nutritionally balanced meal and delivering coaching sessions to primary school children.
Four of the units that are studied over the two years will be externally assessed (ie Exam, controlled assessment etc)
There are a diverse range of units including:
Students will learn through a mixture of theoretical and practical based lessons. Emphasis is placed on students being able to work effectively as part of a group as well as comfortable working as an individual.
Students will be required to support their learning through the use of the library and internet based resources. Digital Literacy course and specific research based training will be given throughout the course.
Throughout the academic year students will have the opportunity to engage in the community through the running and officiating of District Sports Events and through NGB coaching and officiating qualifications and course and unit specific trips.
It is important to note that the course is assessed through a mixture of continuous on-going assessment and externally assessed exams/controlled assessments.
Internally assessed coursework will include evidence drawn from reports through to presentations, it is therefore vital that you are able to manage and keep to deadlines.
The Course is assessed through:
The course will involve numerous trips to universities to experience learning at undergraduate degree level. These trips are designed to inspire students and to allow them to explore the demands and culture at Higher Education.
Students will also visit local schools to coach performers in a variety of settings and to experience the hollistic approach to coaching others.
Students have also had the opportunity in recent years to visit South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre, The Principality Stadium in Cardiff and Twickenham.
Students who wish to enrol on this course will be expected to achieve 5 A* - C grades in GCSE with a minimum of a 4 in English, Maths and Science.
Although not essential, a GCSE or level 2 qualification in Sport or Physical Education will be advantageous.
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Yes - 4 of the 20 units studied over the year will be externally assessed by either exam or controlled assessment style tasks.
This course is particularly suitable for those who have a preference for non-exam based assessment. Continuous on-going assessment removes the pressure normally associated with exams however a consistent approach to learning and assessment is crucial for overall success.
Students must be motivated and have a high degree of organisation and self discipline.