This course will appeal to students who already have a keen interest in playing, watching, officiating and coaching a wide variety of sports and provides a foundation for specialist study. It may appeal to students wishing to pursue higher education in physical education, sports science, sports rehabilitation, sports physiotherapy, sports medicine physiotherapy, sport biomechanics or sports studies.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course contains reference to physiological, anatomical and psychological factors which underpin effective performance and training. It also involves the study of nutrition, biomechanics, drug testing, rehabilitation and the effect that technology has on sport.

Year 12
Students study the following topics:
• Applied anatomy and physiology
• Skill acquisition
• Sport and society
• Exercise physiology

Students will also be assessed in one sport (performer or coach) from a range of activities. Students also complete a study related to the analysis and evaluation of a performance.

Year 13
Students will continue developing knowledge taught in Year 12 in addition to looking at contemporary physical activity and the role of technology in sport.

POST A LEVEL OPTIONS:
Many students go on to pursue careers in sports physiotherapist and rehabilitation, teaching, coaching, sports development, recreational management or move into the health, leisure and fitness industry.

“Sport has the power to change the world … it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does”
 Nelson Mandela