Sport and Physical Education A Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This subject is ideal if you wish to progress to Higher Education and study subject areas such as sport science, coach education, health and fitness and teaching physical education. It is also suits those who wish to work in the sports or health and fitness professions. Topics include contemporary themes in sport, sports physiology, nutrition, skill acquisition and participation in sport and analysing sports performance.

Topics include:

  • Contemporary topics in sport, such as the impact in the use of ergogenic aids, technology and the increasing commercialisation of sport
  • Applying sports physiology
  • Nutrition in sport
  • Skill acquisition
  • Psychological aspects that optimise sports performance
  • Participation in sport and analysing sports performance

Assessment Methods

You are assessed through a written examination, practical assessments and written coursework.

Progression Options

The majority of the Sport & Physical education students progress to sport science, coaching or physical education courses. In the past students have gone on to degrees in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Marine Biology and Biochemistry.

Course Summary

Course Title Sport and Physical Education A Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs at grade A* to C or in the 9 to
5 range, including Maths and English. A GCSE in Sport & Physical
Education at grade C or 4 and above would be an advantage, as would
a BTEC Sport Award, Certificate or Diploma at a Merit profile or above. You
also need to be able to perform and/or officiate or coach successfully in two

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I chose to study at the College as it offered me the chance to study the subject I was most interested in and it has an excellent reputation, so I knew I could achieve here.

Callum Sherwood

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