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Sports Studies AS/A2 *Fees payable* at Sheffield High School

Course description

What will I be studying?

Physiological and Psychological factors which improve performance.

Sports Injuries.

Socio-Cultural and Historical effects on participation and performance.

The analysis and improvement of performance through physical performance, coaching and / or officiating.

What does this subject involve?

On-going performance and or coaching in sports with participation in school sports clubs / teams or external clubs

40% Practical assessment on the above

60% Theoretical examination assessment

No January modules, 1 written paper in June

What skills or qualities will I need?

Scientific understanding.

Ability to express applications of concepts in writing.

A good general knowledge of a range of Sports.

An interest in Current Sporting Issues.

Ability to do / desire to learn how to do two of - performing, coaching, officiating at a high level.


Entry requirements

It is advisable but not essential to have studied PE at GCSE.

Future opportunities

An A level in Physical Education is useful for sports related careers including teaching, coaching, sports development, recreation management, equipment design and manufacturing.



Further information

Students are expected to remain or become fully involved in extra-curricular school sport. Practical performers will represent the school in their chosen sport and involve themselves in coaching and officiating at some of the Sports Clubs.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 years