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Nottingham Academy

PE in KS5

Nottingham Academy offers 2 PE courses in Sixth Form, A Level PE and a vocational course, Sport and Physical Activity (Cambridge Technical Diploma).

 

Course

A Level Physical Education

Course Length 2 years
Entry Requirements   5 or more GCSE grades A* to C or level 9 to 5, including level 6 in English and mathematics and grade B or above in GCSE science and sport (preferably). 
Who will this course interest?  

Students who have an interest in sport. If you seek a career in sport in areas such as talent identification, physiotherapy, teaching or coaching, you will benefit from studying this course.

Course Overview
 

This course encourages students to emerge themselves in the world of sports and PE, and delve into the how and why of physical activity and sport. Students receive a well-balanced and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sport science.

Throughout the two year course, student will study a wide range of topics including applied physiology, sports psychology, skill acquisition and the sociology of sport. This grounding in the subject provides a fantastic base from which to build upon when they move onto higher education, employment or further training.

Assessment Structure
 

Students will take three exams at the end of the two years. This accounts for 70% of the overall A Level. The final 30% of the A Level comes from a practical assessment in a chosen sport. Within this practical assessment, students are also required undertake a performance analyses of a performer in their chosen sport. 

What could this course lead on to?
 

The subjects you learn about will be invaluable at a personal level and will help you to be better at sport, no matter what your standard. A level PE also opens up a whole number of career options such as: sport scientist, PE teacher, physiotherapist or working for a national governing body.

Course

Sport and Physical Activity (Cambridge Technical Diploma)

Course Length  2 years 
Entry Requirements 5 or more GCSE grades A* to C or levels 9 to 5, including level 4 in English and mathematics and grade c or above in GCSE science and sport (preferably).

 

Who will this course interest?
 

Students who have an interest in sport. If you seek a career in sport in areas such as talent identification, physiotherapy, teaching or coaching, you will benefit from studying this course.

Course Overview
 

This qualification will develop students’ skills in preparation for employment in sports coaching or personal training, either through an apprenticeship or directly into work. It also provides a route into Higher Education on a sports related degree such as
Sport and Physical Education, Sport Coaching or Sports Science.


Students will study 11 units made up of mandatory and optional units covering a wide range of topics including: body systems, sports coaching, sports development, sports injuries and sports nutrition. These units will give students the skills, knowledge and understanding related to key aspects which underpin how sport and physical activity is delivered and organised in the real world. Students will also develop essential transferable skills that employers are looking for such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership.

Assesment Structure 
 

Three of the mandatory units are assessed via exams. These are taken throughout the two year course. The remaining eight units are internally assessed via coursework tasks. Tasks take on a variety of assessment forms, including: written reports, presentations and practical activities.

What could this course lead to? 
 

The subjects you learn about will be invaluable at a personal level and will help you to be better at sport, no matter what your standard. A level PE also opens up a whole number of career options such as: sport scientist, PE teacher, physiotherapist or working for a national governing body.