Sport & Exercise Sciences

Course Overview

This is a two-year Level 3 course totalling 60 credits, with the first year programme being made up of three compulsory units and 30 credits. The units are: human anatomy, exercise physiology and sport psychology. In the second year of the course there are a number of optional units that can be taken from a wide variety of topics and in previous years these have included sports injuries, coaching in sport, current issues in sport and nutrition. 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs including at least a 4 in English. An interest in sport practicals, theory and science is also beneficial to successfully undertake this course. 


Many of the students go on to establish their own placements when they are at Cadbury or university. A lot of students undertake coaching in the local community in their own time with football, rugby and gymnastics being recent examples. Rotherham Titans RFC and QPR Football Club are current placements for ex-students. Some students take up placements with local gyms including Fitness First and 24/7 gym.

Course Outline

Components of Course

  • Module 1 Human Anatomy
  • Module 2 Exercise Physiology
  • Module 3 Sport Psychology 
  • Module 4 Coaching
  • Module 5 Contemporary Sport Issues
  • Module 6 Sport Injuries

There is on-going assessment throughout the course with assessments and unit assignments set by the lecturer. Marked work is then verified for standardisation by Edexcel later in the academic year. In the summer there will be an external exam set by Edexcel.

Coursework 50%
There is coursework for this subject. It is internally marked, but samples of marked unit work are sent for verification each year around February/March. Edexcel decide on the unit and volume of students' work to be moderated on a year to year basis. 

Examination 50%
There will be examinations that are externally set and marked by Edexcel and these will take place in the summer term. The exam results will contribute towards a student’s overall grade classification (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

Exam Board
Edexcel (Pearson).

Sheniqua Brotherson

"Studying Sport & Exercise Science gives me the opportunity to work on individual and team skills, whilst also allowing me to develop my knowledge in Physiology so I can go on to University and study Physiotherapy."

Sheniqua Brotherson

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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