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This course will benefit anyone considering a career which is physical education or sport-related. You will develop an understanding of anatomy, sport psychology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, fitness, skill acquisition and historical/cultural aspects within sport and physical education.
Exam (70%) Coursework (30%) plus a practical assessed in one sport.
Standard entry requirements, plus grade 5 in GCSE Science. Grade 5 in GCSE Physical Education also desirable.
£25 per year for textbooks.
This programme is designed to support students with the potential of achieving high grades at A Level and Vocational Diploma and helps to prepare them for Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group Universities.
This programme targets students who have a high potential to excel in their sport, either by competing on the international stage or securing a professional contract.
Future careers might include PE teaching, sports coaching, physiotherapy, leisure management and fitness training. Students may consider direct entry into other employment or further training.
This course is excellent preparation for students planning to continue on to university to study any physical education or sport-related degree.
I came to The Henley College from Holmer Green Senior School. I chose to study PE because I have always loved sport and the theory is interesting as it applies to all sports. The main sport I play is netball, I play for the college development team which I love being a part of with training and representing the college in matches and tournaments. It's also helped me in my assessment of playing and umpiring for my AS practical.
I have enjoyed all aspects of the course but I'm especially interested in the physiology section as I hope to study physiotherapy. It also crosses over with biology, one of my other subjects. I've really liked learning about movement analysis, health and fitness, nutrition, cardiac and lung function.
I am hoping to go to university to study physiotherapy after leaving Henley in 2017. The movement analysis section in particular will help me with my knowledge for this. I am looking into all the types of physiotherapy, including sports physiotherapy. The course has also given me more knowledge when participating in sport which, I have found really helpful.