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Physical Education at Blessed George Napier School

Course description

Make a healthy living!

Sport & fitness is a huge industry... and you can be part of it. If you’re keen on sport you can make a healthy living from your passion. Whether that’s working for a football club, as a personal trainer at the local gym, or training to be a physiotherapist, there are lots of opportunities. From professional sport through to amateur teams and individuals who just want to get in shape, sport and fitness is a fast-growing business. Best of all, you could be in a career doing something that you love.

Every year more and more people take up sport and as the UK has just hosted the Olympic Games, physical education has never played such an important part in society. As somebody working in sports, you’ll be riding the crest of a wave. In the first year there are two main study topics. The first of these covers the beneficial effects of a healthy lifestyle and includes subjects like the physiological effects of exercise and how people acquire sports skills.

In the second study topic you’ll learn how to analyse and evaluate an athletes performance, how to improve performance, and the factors affecting gaining new skills. In the second year you’ll have two main study topics again.

The first continues with the theme of optimising the performance of an athlete. This includes how physiology can improve performance for elite athletes, as well as studying the important topics within sport today. The second study topic looks at performance in competitive situations. This includes the observation and analysis of weaknesses, along with ways of correcting any errors the athlete is making.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A* - C grades at GCSE is required for all students wishing to enter the Sixth Form and the student should also have gained an A or B grade in the subjects they wish to take.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blessed George Napier School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years