Summary of course content:

A Level: Overview of the unit content

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology
  2. Skill acquisition
  3. Sport & society
  4. Exercise physiology
  5. Biomechanical movement
  6. Sports psychology
  7. Sport & society & the role of technology in physical activity and sport

CTEC: The course is aimed at individuals who are looking at careers in sport or the health and fitness industry. Students typically go on to study an aspect of Sport at University or enter an apprenticeship or employment in a sport or health and fitness related industry.

Students must be able to research and apply knowledge to various ‘real life’ scenarios, coach small groups and apply knowledge to exam based questions.

CTEC Sport and Physical Activity is a course which will enable you to focus on various aspects of sport, physical activity and the fitness industry.

Likely units:

Unit 1 – Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity – External assessment (exam)

Unit 2 – Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership – Internal assessment

Unit 3 – Sports Organisation and Development – External assessment (exam)

Unit 17 – Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation – Internal assessment


Progression and Career routes:

Students who study sport and physical activity may go on to study a sport based course in higher education or they may move onto apprenticeships or employment in the following areas:

Leisure Industry – working in various roles within a leisure centre or private club

Fitness instructor – delivering variety of classes in various locations


How to access this course:

A Level: To access this course we recommend at least a grade ‘6’ on the GCSE PE course OR at least a ‘Distinction’ Level 2 OCR. We would expect a high score on the GCSE PE written paper and you need to be a capable performer in ONE practical activity or an ability to coach at a good level in ONE activity. This means taking part in regular sport at a ‘good level’ OUTSIDE of school training and competing regularly. You will need to be able to use your knowledge and understanding and apply it to longer answers that are well constructed and demonstrate your depth of knowledge.

CTEC: If students have studied PE / Sport / Health and Fitness at Key Stage 4 a grade 5/Merit grade is desirable. Grade 5 in both English and Maths are also desirable. A teacher recommendation would be considered if the course requirements were not met


Course Information

    • A Level, CTEC
    • Miss Coles, Mrs Price, Mrs Taylor
    • A Level: 70% CTEC: 40%
    • A Level: 30% CTEC: 60%


    Physical Education