The course has been designed in association with a number of universities to create a well-balanced programme of study to equip students for higher education or to move directly into a career within the sports inductry. Each of the 8 units of study will challenge the students in different ways, giving them exposure to scenarios and experiences that will support their development.
Students will complete 8 units of study over two years
- Sport and Exercise Physiology
- Functional Anatomy
- Applied Sports Psychology
- Field and Laboratory Based Fitness Testing
- Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
- Coaching for Performance and Fitness
Plus two optional units
Students will be assessed in three ways:
- Assignments (internally set and marked)
- Tasks (completed in a controlled environment, set by the examination board)
- Written Exams (set and marked by the examination board)
Each unit will receive a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. These grades will then combine to give an overall grade for the course. On successful completion of the course students will combine this result with their other IBCP courses, offering them a balanced set of results that will have the potential to allow students to access to some of the best sport-related courses in the country.
General entry requirements:
International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme: 3 x grade 6 and 2 x grade 5 at GCSE or equivalent.