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How many hours per week?

Teaching contact time is 4 hours and 20 minutes per subject. Other workshops will be available throughout the year including over some holiday periods. Students are expected to complete up to 4 hours of independent study to complete assignments, homework, extra reading and independent research.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 4 in English Language
  • Grade 4 in Science
  • Attainment 8 Score: 41

Under review for 2019/20 entry

Exam Board

Pearson Apply for this course


Course Overview

You have the choice of studying either an equivalent 1 or 2 A ‘Level programme. The 1 A ‘Level programme achieves the Extended Certificate (yr 1 study = Certificate and yr 2 study = Extended Certificate). The 2 A ‘Level programme achieves the Diploma (yr 1 study = the Extended Certificate and yr 2 study = the Diploma)
The one A level option can be taken alongside other qualifications related to their chosen field, for example A level Biology or Mathematics or Psychology, or a BTEC Certificate in Business, this qualification is for learners who are intending to study on a variety of courses. The 2 A Level option is best suited to learners who want to progress onto higher education programmes in sport or go onto apprenticeships or personal training qualifications. If your interest is sport and you want a career in sport then this is the best qualification for you at King Edwards VI.

If you choose this course you would benefit from:
• Experienced teachers who specialise in Exercise Fitness and have industry experience
• Learn about a variety of aspects of the sport industry to shape your career goals
• External coaches, guest athletes and industry experts
• Trips and visits to industries and universities

What will I learn?

For the 1 A’level option you will study 4 units of which 3 are mandatory.

Mandatory units include;
• Functional Anatomy
• Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
• Coaching for Performance & Fitness
Optional units include;
• Biomechanics
• Fitness Training
For the 2 A’ Level option you will study 8 units of which 6 are mandatory.

Mandatory units include;
• Sport and Exercise Physiology
• Functional Anatomy
• Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
• Coaching for Performance & Fitness
• Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing
• Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
• Coaching for Performance and Fitness
Optional units include;
• Biomechanics
• Fitness Training

What will I be taught?

This course is taught through classroom based learning and independent research. Students are to make use of materials on the college Moodle site and OneNote to help develop their understanding. Revision sessions based on technique, memory and writing skills will be included in the content teaching. This is then assessed in classroom activities and exam practice which allow learners to explore the content in more detail and apply them in a real life sporting context.  In addition, your teacher and personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice to support your learning.

Where will this course take me?

As part of a wider programme this course provides an excellent basis for progression to many careers or university courses. Former students of this college have gone on to study Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Development and Coaching and Sports Marketing at university and employment as teaching assistants, and football coaching to name a few.

How will I be assessed?

External assessment by exams & a case study and controlled assessment
Internal assessment through submitted coursework, controlled assessment and practical assessment

Staff Contact Details

James Corbett

Sarah Corrigan

Andrew Long