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Physical Education and Sport


Welcome to the Physical Education and Sport Homepage.  We offer two different courses at Radyr Sixth Form. These are AS/A-Level Physical Education and the BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching, (which is equivalent to 1 A Level) 

Physical Education

AS and A-Level PE is suitable for students who enjoy both practical and theoretical aspects of Sport. 


Topics studied include;

  • Anatomy and Physiology – Joints, muscles, movement, warm up and cool


  • Acquiring Movement Skills – How skills develop, abilities, practice methods,

    information processing.

  • Socio-Cultural Studies Relating to Participation in Physical Education –

    Barriers to participation, sport and recreation, funding. 


The course can lead to career opportunities in many sport related professions, Sports massage, Sports analyst, Teacher, Sports lecturer, Sports Coach, Nutritionist, Sports development officer, Conditioning coach, Physiotherapist, Medical representative, Sports manager, Leisure centre manager, Sports psychologist.


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BTEC Sport


The BTEC Pearson Level 3, National Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects & assignments as well as planning and coaching in lessons. This is based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning the skills you need to start a career in coaching, education or management. It is a 2 year course and equivalent to 1 ‘A’ level.


The course will be assessed through a continuous programme of assignments, class activities, practical tasks, discussions, presentations, written reports, work experience, organising events and coaching. Each assessment will be graded against performance criteria and each unit will be awarded a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.   If a student fails a module they will need to resubmit their work until they achieve at least a pass. Students cannot progress to the next module until a pass has been achieved in each module.


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