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Sport OCR Cambridge Technical at Sir John Talbot's Technology College

Course description

This course is designed to enable you to:

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of factors that affect human performance and factors that influence participation in physical activity.
  • Develop your knowledge of modern coaching methods.
  • Develop your analytical skills both in team and individual sports.
  • Participate in sporting activity on a regular basis.
  • Improve your performance in physical activity.

Will this course suit me?

The course is open to students who are enthusiastic about the subject and are willing to work hard. A certain degree of ability in Sport is necessary, but a great deal of interest and personal motivation is essential. Practically, students must be of a relatively high standard in at least two sports, (one individual and one team). A wide range of activities will be covered throughout the course and students will be expected to take these to a higher performance level through in-depth analysis, working upon specific technique and extensive practice.

The written components should not be underestimated. The course is a testing one which requires a dedicated approach.

Ideally you will have at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject you wish to study.

Entry requirements

We ask that students applying to the Sixth Form have a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*– C Grade and aim for a B Grade in their chosen subject of study (predicted grades). 

It is possible to choose some subjects if you have not studied them for GCSE. 

You will be invited to attend a short, informal interview with the Head of Sixth Form to discuss your application and talk through your options. All places offered will be conditional until you have received your GCSE results in August and enrolment will take place on GCSE Results Day.

Future opportunities

Many students from this subject area continue into higher education in very similar areas such as Sports Science, Sports and Exercise Science, Sports Studies, PE Teaching, Sports Coaching and Sports Development. A wide range of careers in the sports and leisure field are available. Other possible routes may include; chiropractic, dance studies,exercise and health, human life science, nursing, occupational health and safety, occupational therapy, osteopathy, outdoor pursuits, physiotherapy, leisure management and sportswear design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Talbot's Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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