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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

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Sport is a growing multi-billion pound industry with many diverse careers in performance, coaching and leadership, development and use of science and the media. This applied qualification will give learners the opportunity to study many of these areas at an advanced level in preparation for further education or the workplace.  

Awarding Organisation:  Pearson

Reformed/Linear A-Level:  No

More information: Mr N Morris


Entry Requirements

4 in Biology or 4/4 in Trilogy Science.  Must be involved in competitive sports. The standard Sixth Form entry requirements are needed too.



Year 12


Mandatory units include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being.
  • Application of fitness training.
  • Investigating business in sport and the leisure industry. 



Year 13


Mandatory units include:

  • Professional development in the sports industry.
  • Sports leadership.
  • Practical sports performance.
  • Skill acquisition in sport 




Mandatory content (78%) External Assessment (42%)

Optional content (22%) Internal Assessment (58%)


Post-18 Opportunities

The course will prepare learners for further education at university.  Students will finish the course with a solid foundation to take up work in the sport sector.



Students are required to purchase text books.