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Physical Education at The Blandford School

Course description

Sport is no longer just about physical performance but is now a science.

Are you interested in the impact of sport and its influence on wider society?

Are you interested in the human body and how it can be manipulated to perform at great intensities with exceptional accuracy and consistency?

Do you ever wonder how an elite performer can play well one week and poorly the next?

AS/A2 Physical Education has all the answers to these questions and more. Sport is the fastest growing and most lucrative industry in the world and shows no sign of slowing down, even amidst a global financial meltdown. Is there something in it for you?

Course content

Students will develop knowledge of how exercise physiology and the application of psychological knowledge can optimise performance and of contemporary influences in sport and their impact on the performer. Practically, students perform, analyse and evaluate their own performance, identify areas of performance that they could improve, and suggest causes and appropriate corrective measures.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE's at C grade or better, including a C in GCSE English.


70% written examination 30% coursework.

Future opportunities

Leading to a career in:  Physiotherapy  Exercise Physiology  Sport Psychology  Coaching  Consulting  Leisure Management  Fitness Instructing  Teaching  Elite Sport Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Blandford School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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