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Group Four IB Sport, Exercise & Health Science SL Level 3 at Dartford Grammar School

Course description

For many years sport, exercise and health have been a focus of scientific inquiry. A range of scientific disciplines have contributed to the understanding of health and human performance in relation to sport and exercise. Sports, Exercise & Health Science focuses on the science that underpins physical activity. The course incorporates the core topics of anatomy, exercise physiology, energy systems, movement analysis, skill in sport, measurement and evaluation of human performance, and two option topics,  one nutrition and one chosen as a  cohort Students will carry out practical investigations, both in the laboratory and in the field, to develop the skills necessary for experimental sciences.  This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and analyse human performance.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to achieve at least 3 A grades and 4 B grades at GCSE. They will be required to have A grades in the subjects they are going to study at Higher Level (A* grade in Mathematics). In the case of a subject not studied at GCSE, a grade A will be required in a related subject.

Further information

Why do the subject?

Sport, Exercise & Health Science will appeal to:

Students who wish to reflect a strong focus on sports in their academic studies.

  • Science students with an interest in sports science at university level, physiology, physiotherapy, sports psychology, or professions allied to medicine (PAMs) such as physiotherapy.
  •  Arts/humanities students looking for an applied alternative to a pure science discipline at Standard Level.
  •  Any student looking for an applied 2nd science option.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years