Why do people take performance-enhancing drugs? How does your brain process information in a split second? Why do athletes train at high altitude? What causes players to become violent? Why is it so important to host the Olympics and win lots of gold medals? PE is a science course for the human mind and body. The modules you will study on a PE A-level or BTEC course here at Bilborough College cover the physiological, psychological and sociological factors that affect participation in sport. If you love the science of sport, have good organisational skills and can work well both independently and as a team, then you will enjoy PE at Bilborough.
To study PE at Bilborough, you need a minimum grade C/4 or above in English and Maths GCSE, and if you have taken PE at GCSE, a minimum grade B/6 in that subject. You must have representative honours.
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What can you study after leaving Bilborough College with a really good A Level grade in Physical Education? The question should really be, “What can’t you study …?!” Every respected university accepts this subject as a ‘science’. Furthermore, PE gives you a solid grounding for further studies and careers in sports science, sport and leisure management, teaching, sports psychology, physiotherapy, sports nutrition and sports development, outdoor instruction, personal training and coaching.