Physical Education

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Learn more about the sports performers we all love to watch and find out what makes them compete so well at the ‘top of their game’. You’ll have access to SJD’s extensive sports facilities including swimming pool, astro turf and boat house.

Physical Education

What will I study?

You will experience a mixture of classroom-based and practical lessons and focus on studying sports performance. You will look at the effects of leading a healthy lifestyle, optimising performance, and carrying out analysis techniques choosing options to focus on from:

  • Performer
  • Coach
  • Official / Referee

Our PE courses are mostly classroom based but also make use of the College’s excellent sporting facilities – Sports Hall, swimming pool, astroturf, tennis courts, boat house etc.

Co-curricular activities?

The College runs an extensive Leisure Club Programme enabling students to widen their interests and get involved in many sports. Among the activities on offer are men’s football, rugby, mixed hockey, netball, rowing and swimming.

Where might it lead?

PE can be used to gain UCAS points for any degree courses but many of the students who study the subject follow a sports related career path. This has included physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports related journalism, footwear design, PE teaching, Sports Science, working with elite athletes, sports marketing, leisure management, sports coaching, sports related law etc... It is important to combine Physical Education with a Science at A Level if you wish to take a scientific option e.g. Sports Science.

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