physical education

Sixth Form


This course aims to enhance a student’s knowledge and understanding of the factors which affect performance and participation in Sport and Physical Education. The course covers a broad range of topics which are relevant to sporting and physical activity; these include physiological and psychological factors, as well as addressing contemporary issues such as the use of technology, ergogenic aids including performance enhancing drugs and the increasing commercialisation of sport. Students will be expected to take part in sporting or physical activities for the college on a regular basis and to maintain a high level of fitness. They should also be aware of current issues and developments in sport, for example regularly reading online/newspaper reports.


Why is it a useful qualification?

There are now a variety of degree courses linked to sport including sports science, sports studies, sports psychology, sports business and marketing. There is a coaching and leading element to the course which enables students to maintain life long involvement in sport. Sport is now a huge global industry with many more varied career opportunities than in previous



Mrs Eleanor Silverwood

Head of Physical Education

Eleanor graduated from The University of Kent in 1999 with a BA (hons) in Sports Science & Art. Following this she went on to complete a PGCE in Secondary Physical Education. Eleanor has taught in the UK, Thailand and Singapore and held responsibility positions as Head of department, Senior Head of Faculty, Director of Sport and Assistant Principal.




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