The course incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, which are studied in the context of sport, exercise and health. Students will cover a range of core and option topics and carry out practical investigations in both laboratory and field settings.
Core topics (compulsory)
- Exercise Physiology
- Energy Systems
- Movement Analysis
- Skill in Sport
- Measurement and Evaluation of Human Performance
Higher level topics (only studied if HL route is taken)
- Skin System
- Structure and Function of the Brain
- Endocrine System
- Friction and Drag
- Pedagogy for skill
- Genetics and athletic performance
- Exercise and Immunity
Options (two from the following)
- Optimizing physiological performance
- Psychology of Sport
- Physical activity and health
- Nutrition for sport, exercise and health
Students do not> have to have studied PE at GCSE, however a minimum of a Grade 7 at GCSE Biology will be required. Due to the theoretical nature of the course sporting ability is not necessary. An interest in sport is more beneficial!
The course is suited to a wide range of students; obviously those interested in sport or pursuing a career in Sports Science, Physiotherapy or Sports Medicine.
Contact for further information
Mrs K Pratt: email@example.com