Physical Education

Course Summary:

PE is fascinating, varied and challenging. This multi-disciplinary course covers the science of the human body, the psychology of the performers mind, the analysis and improvement of performance and the current and historical issues associated with sport.  For example you will discover how wind tunnels can be used to improve performance, how to improve team cohesion and how the media affects modern sport. It will suit you if you have a passion for sport and a good level of practical ability.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Primary English Education with QTS
  • The University of Bolton- Sport Rehabilitation
  • The University of Sheffield – Law
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Coaching and Sport Development
  • Leeds Beckett Univeristy – Physical Education

Career destinations:

The skills developed studying PE, particularly teamwork and communication, will be useful for a range of HE Courses and careers, particularly in areas such as Physiotherapy, Leisure Management, Sports Development, Teaching, Nursing, Sports Analysis, the Armed Forces and the Police.

Entry Requirements:

You will need a 4 or above in GCSE PE if you’ve taken it at school, and 4 or above is also preferable in GCSE or BTEC Science. You will need to be competing in a Sport on the OCR syllabus.

Assessment Method:

Year 1 and Year 2 70% exam  30% coursework


Students undertaking the physical education course are expected to participate in the College’s sports enrichment programme in order to support the practical elements of the course.They will also be encouraged to develop further their application of theoretical concepts learnt through awards such as the Sports Leaders Award and the Assistant Fitness Instructor Award.Able students will have the opportunity to study subjects outside the syllabus content, visit various university sites and receive support with their university application.Students are timetabled to allow them to compete in NW Colleges Leagues in (mens/womens) football, netball,rugby league and basketball. A new state of the art multi gym is also available for all students to use.

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