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Physical Education at Herschel Grammar School

Course description

Physical education is a combination of theory and practice. The ability to maximise performance is something that athletes are always seeking to do and in this course you will learn how that happens. From studying the practical application of scientific principles from Biology, Chemistry and Physics you will learn how elite performers use these to get the best out of themselves. You will also have the opportunity to put them into action for yourself. You will learn how performance is related to more than just physical matters. By studying sports psychology you will find out how to gain advantages over your opponents or combat nerves when performing in front of a live audience.

It is of paramount importance that you participate regularly in a sporting activity at club level or above in at least one sport and that you have the interpersonal skills to be able to coach and officiate as well as participate in practical sporting activities.

Entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements for the Herschel Consortium, you will need at least a Grade B in GCSE PE if taken. You should have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in PE, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years