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Sports Science at Hartsdown Academy

Course description

Students will also develop professional, personal and social skills through interaction with peers, stakeholders and clients, as well as theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin these skills. These support the transferable skills required by universities and employers such as communication, problem solving, time management, research and analytical skills. Students will consider the barriers to and the effects and benefits of sport and physical activity across all age ranges and social groups, including people with disabilities and BAME, so they can tailor their approach depending on the person, people or situation they’re working with to ensure inclusivity. They’ll also learn how to work in a safe and effective way, protecting themselves and those they’re working with from injury or harm.

Course content

The units can include:

  • Body Systems,
  • Sports Coaching,
  • Sports Organisation and development,
  • Sports Injuries
  • Practical Sport Skills.


2 units are exam assessed. 3 units are portfolio assessed coursework. Practical reflections.

Future opportunities

Degree in Physical Education, Personal Training or working in the health sector. Working in the leisure industry or coaching sport. You can progress to University to cover teacher training in Physical Education.

Further information

For further information please contact Mr Jones on 01843 227957 or

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: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year


  • More information

      Hartsdown Academy is larger than the average secondary school. . The college is designated as a specialist technology college .Its inclusive approach means that most students are offered a course which compliments their academic ability.

      In the sixth form the academic courses results reflect good achievement, especially in vocational subjects.