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Sport Studies AS/A Level at Boston High School

Course description

Theory : A broad based theory course looking at performance at two levels—

A) Club participation with topics concerned with developing theoretical knowledge of how the their body func‐ tions to play sport—physically (how does the body work?) and mentally (how do we learn the skills?) whilst understanding how sport has developed in society.  

B) Elite performance covering topics which cross a wide range of issues and topics such as how they develop physiological aspects, biomechanics of performance, sport psychology, use the benefits of modern technology in training and review the role of elite sport in society to enable individuals to win medals. Practically students are assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of the activity. This includes  written analysis of performance in their selected role. This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated.

Entry requirements

You need  ...

- Grade 5 or equivalentGCSE in a Science and English 

- To play sport competitively outside of school at least once a week


Two written exams of 2 hrs. —each of 35%;   Practical coursework based on personal performance and analysis in a full sided game. 30%

Future opportunities

Where are your students now

- UEA ‐Medicine and Physiotherapy  

- Loughborough University‐ Sports psychology  

- Northampton University‐  PE and Primary Teacher Training  

- Loughborough University– Dietician based

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Boston High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2016
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