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Sport & Physical Education A Level at Itchen College

Course description

If you love sport and wish to pursue a career within areas relating to sport, coaching or physiotherapy, this course is for you.

This course is for you if... are keen to learn about all aspects of sport, from sports psychology to umpiring and all things in between.

Course content

Topics will vary in the first and second year.

Year 1:

  • Anatomy/physiology and sports psychology
  • Opportunities for participation in UK sport
  • Practical performance - you are assessed on your ability in one sport
  • Officiating role - you are assessed in an umpiring/referee role in one sport

Year 2:

  • Anatomy/physiology and sports psychology
  • How elite performers are developed in the UK
  • Practical performance - again you are assessed in one sport
  • Coursework - analysis of your practical performance

Entry requirements

Grades 9-4 and A*-C in English, Science and GCSE PE and two or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 and A*-C.

Additional guidance is available at interview.


70% exam 30% practical

Future opportunities

There are many opportunities in careers and higher education when studying PE such as:

  • Physiotherapy and sports therapy
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports studies
  • Sports science
  • Sports management
  • PE teaching
  • Sports media

We have strong links with universities including Southampton, Chichester and Solent and run an annual trip to Chichester to highlight the degree opportunities available in Sport. We also offer the opportunity of gaining coaching awards which combined with academic grades can secure your place at university or employment in a sport related career.

Further information

We have our Academy of Sport which offers specialist coaching and teams in eight different sports. We also offer coaching awards which, combined with academic grades, can secure your place at university or employment in a sport related career.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Itchen College directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2016

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