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Sports Development at St Birinus School

Course description

  • Unit 1 explores the foundations of anatomy and physiology.
  • Unit 2 covers ways in which a sports leader can plan and carry out a sporting activity safely under supervision of a more experienced person.
  • Unit 3 explores the fitness requirements of different sporting activities. Students will also be required to plan and evaluate a fitness training programme.
  • Unit 4 - This chapter will assist those starting on the coaching ladder to learn the rules and responsibilities, the qualities and characteristics of sports coaches.
  • Unit 5 explores ways to improve your performance in sport and your knowledge of the rules and regulations, as well as the ways in which you can measure and assess performance.
  • Unit 6 explores the sports industry in the UK today, how contemporary issues affect sport and how the development of sport has influenced how it is organised. Internal assessment.

  • Entry requirements

    If you achieve at least 5 C grades or above or the equivalent youcould consider Advanced Level courses.

    However, for the majority of Level 3 subjects B grades at GCSEare required. Specific grade requrements for subjects are available from staff and will be discussed at interview .

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Birinus School directly.

    Last updated date: 09 June 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years