Are you passionate about Sport and want to take your knowledge and practical skills to the next level?
If you are regularly involved in performing or coaching, then this course is for you!
The A-Level Physical Education is a varied course due to the balance of theoretical knowledge and practical performance.
- Scientific Principles of Physical Education
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Exercise physiology
- Psychological and Social Principles of Physical Education
- Skill acquisition
- Sport psychology
- Sport and society
- Practical Performance
- Performance Analysis and Performance Development Programme
- Nutrition and Sports Injuries
This course will provide an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of scientific and social principles of Physical Education. There is the opportunity to be assessed on your practical ability as a performer or coach.
High Quality Teaching in State-of-the-Art Facilities
As a Sport student, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to top-of-the-line sports equipment at Fenton Manor Sports Complex, which proudly serves as the home of the College’s Sport Academy as well as the facilities at Staffordshire University.
This includes access to physiology labs, nutrition labs, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a 33 metre swimming pool as well as 4G AstroTurf.
- Exams: 70%
- Coursework: 15%
- Practical: 15%
- Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel
2023 Results: 50% High Grades (A*-B) compared to a 38% Staffordshire average. 75% A*-C compared to Staffordshire average 64.7%. 100% pass rate.
Where Courses Become Careers
A wide range of careers in sport including, nutritionist, physiologist, physiotherapist, teacher, fitness professional, sports development officer, outdoor education instructor, sports psychologist and sports coach.
Make your mark
How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…
- Studying PE develops students’ creativity through a range of practical experiences.
- Students will develop problem-solving skills in a range of practical and theoretical situations including the analysis of their own performance.
- Communication skills will be tested and developed through a range of practical learning experiences
- Sports Degrees are delivered by local and national universities. Achieving high grades on this course can get you places at top sports universities such as Loughborough, Birmingham and Bath.
On this pathway
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This programme is targeted at students who are not ready to start Level 3 but have the potential to progress onto a Level 3 programme of study following a tailored preparation programme.
Are you interested mental disorders, approaches to treatment, and the role of professionals in supporting and promoting mental health? You will develop knowledge and understanding of key approaches and theories in psychology and apply these to issues relevant to contemporary society, for example lifestyle choices and unhealthy behaviours such as addiction. This course will help you understand human behaviour in a scientific manner. Theoretical explanations for individual behaviour you learn about are then applied to real life scenarios.
This course contains an exciting range of units that focus on the practical delivery of sport. The two year course provides the equivalent of 2 A levels (Diploma) or 3 A Levels (Extended Diploma). This course allows you to develop your coaching ability, covering a range of topics, and you’ll be a CIMSPA recognised coach on completion.
This course contains a range of units with a high level of flexibility. It will ensure that you develop the skills needed to get to and succeed at your next stage in life.
Do you have a passion for education and the ambition to share this with young people? This T-Level in Early Years Education and Childcare is designed to provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge required to progress into a career in this sector or onto higher education.
Do you have a keen interest in sport and are regularly involved in performing or coaching? Do you want to develop knowledge and understanding of the scientific factors that underpin performance in physical activity and sport? Would you like to analyse, evaluate and improve your own sporting performance? Then this could be the course for you!
Ever wondered how we developed into the society we are today? How the way you see yourself determines the way people identify you? Whether men or women are more likely to commit a crime? If you have then this course might be for you! This course allows you to better understand the world around you. What are the current inequality issues in our society today? What is the government doing about these issues and how to sociologists explain them?
Would you like to develop your understanding of how care workers need to behave in order to look after people who may not be able to care for themselves? Then this course could be for you! On this course you will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to enter employment into the Health, Social Care or Education sectors.