Sport & Exercise Science

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Julia Kirwan
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Course introduction

Julia Kirwan
Sports and Exercise Science
The sport science sector in the UK has more than 36,000 employers creating work for more than 600,000 full and part-time employees. There is an increasing demand for well qualified people to move into careers in sport.




Students enjoy this course because they can tailor their assessments around their own sport specialism and really deepen their own personal understanding and skill levels.

The course offers opportunities to use their theoretical knowledge and apply it to practical situations.

Specific course entry requirements

College entry, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

13 units of study

4 units are assessed through external exams and tasks

9 units are assessed through a Portfolio assessment

What will I study?

13 different units are covered during this two year course. Mandatory units include Functional Anatomy where aspects of the body and its systems are studied. Students will also have the opportunity to study various scientific modules such as Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology and Sports Injury and Assessment.

The year will incorporate both external assessments and internal assignments. Students will complete a full portfolio which contains evidence of the completion of tasks. Assignments are set approximately every six weeks for each unit. Students will also complete two external assessments in each year of the programme. Organisation and discipline are essential for this course as there may be occasions when more than one deadline needs to be met in the same week.

Pre-course materials

Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.

Click here for our first release of course materials

Bridging materials

For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12

Where will this course lead me?

Successful completion of this course prepares students for a career in the sport, health, leisure and fitness industries or in teaching.

Sport and Exercise Science
Emily James
Sport and Exercise Science
Where next?
Edge Hill – Sports Coaching and Development

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey