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Sport and Physical Education

Course aims

This course will equip you with the knowledge of a range of disciplines and practical skills to study Physical Education or a related subject at university.

Entry requirements

You will require a grade B in GCSE PE and grade C in a science (preferably biology), in addition to the general entry requirements. Students must also be competing competitively within one of the sporting activities listed by the examining body.

Course content

Paper 1 - Factors affecting Participation in Physical Activity and Sport

Three sections:

  • Section A: Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Section B: Skill Acquisition
  • Section C: Sport and Society.

Paper 2 - Factors affecting Optimal Performance in Physical Activity and Sport

Three sections:

  • Section A: Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
  • Section B: Sport Psychology
  • Section C: Sport and Society and Technology in Sport.

Course assessment

Written examinations and practicals.



Recommended textbooks to be advised by your tutor. These will be available from our library facilities.


To study sports science, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, psychology or teaching.


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