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Group Six IB Sport, Exercise & Health Science SL Level 3 at Dartford Grammar School

Course description

For many years sport, exercise and health have been a focus of scientific inquiry. A range of scientific disciplines have contributed to the understanding of health and human performance in relation to sport and exercise. For the first time Sport Exercise and Health Science (SEHS) is being offered at Standard Level at DGS, as an option in Groups 4 and 6. SEHS focuses on the science that underpins physical activity. The course incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, in the context of sport, exercise and health. Students will cover a range of core and option topics and carry out practical investigations, both in the laboratory and in the field, to develop the skills necessary for experimental sciences. This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyse human performance. This is an exciting opportunity to follow a course which is being offered by only a handful of IB centres worldwide.
76% external assessment, in the form of 3 written examinations
24% is internal assessment (IA). The IA component consists of an interdisciplinary Group 4 Project, as well as a mixture of short-term & long-term practicals or subject-specific projects. Students work is internally assessed by the teacher & externally moderated by the IBO.
Who will study SEHS?
SEHS will appeal to students who wish to reflect a strong focus on sports in their academic studies. Science students with an interest in Sports science at BSc level, physiology, physiotherapy, Sports Psychology, or professions allied to medicine (PAMs) such as Physiotherapy. Arts/ humanities focussed students looking for an applied alternative to a pure science discipline at standard level, or any student looking for an applied 2nd science option.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to achieve at least 3 A grades and 4 B grades at GCSE. They will be required to have A grades in the subjects they are going to study at Higher Level (A* grade in Mathematics). In the case of a subject not studied at GCSE, a grade A will be required in a related subject.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 12 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years