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Physical Education

Physical Education can be studied as a GCSE in addition to the compulsory core lessons.

The course will give you an excellent opportunity to study Physical Education in both a practical and theoretical setting.

This includes:

  • How we learn skills in sport
  • How to be fit and healthy
  • How the body works


The course allows you to be assessed practically as a player/performer, coach or official. This course will prepare you for a career in the sports industry.

If you enjoy participating in a range of different physical activities (including outdoor education - climbing, sailing, mountain walking, mountain biking) then this is the course for you!

A job in the sports industry is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable occupations you can have. This course will prepare you for a career in sports media, sports marketing, coaching, fitness instruction etc. Jobs include PE Teacher, Sports Scientist, Physiotherapist, Medic, Sports Dietician, Sports Agent, Leisure Manager, Sport Psychologist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sports Coach and Referee, to name a few.


Further option choice - Outdoor Education

The course is assessed on a continuous basis which allows you to receive feedback on your progress throughout your studies. All assignments are coursework-based with no examination at the end.

It is a double option choice, which will take a full day per week. You are encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning and achievement and must adhere to deadlines for assignments. You will receive feedback on your assignments and will then have the opportunity to re-submit your work, if you wish, in order to improve it.

You will be awarded two certificates; one stating you have passed the course and another detailing individual grades.

The OAA practical activities include camping, rock climbing, gorge walking, canoeing, orienteering, problem solving, team wide games, abseiling and mountain biking amongst others. Most activities will take place away from the school site and you will be transported using the school minibus. A number of activities will require additional time outside the normal school day and will occasionally run through a weekend.

Places on this course are limited and if you express an interest, you will be interviewed to assess your level of commitment before being accepted.