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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Physical Education

UCAS Code: XC63

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades

UCAS Tariff

96

Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sports coaching

This degree is the flexible approach to a future in PE teaching at either primary or secondary level. The course is closely aligned with our BEd (Hons) Secondary Education with Physical Education course, so you’ll enjoy much of the same content during your studies. However, the entry requirements to this three-year course are not quite so demanding. This course is the ideal route to School Direct or PGCE courses in PE. Through this physical education degree, students are able to experience a blend of theoretical study, practical application and school-based placements. This healthy combination helps students perfect their understanding of and approach to teaching as a whole. The varied taught course combines practical small group workshops, lectures and seminars and work placements. Assessments will include coursework, examination, practical performance, presentations, coursework and teaching. This blend allows students to demonstrate their skills and abilities in various ways, showing
their individual strengths.

Modules

In Year 1 you will study, Personal and professional Development, Growth and Development, Anatomy and Physiology, the Fundamentals of movement, the Organisation of Sport and Education and International studies in sport and Physical Education. In Year 2 you will study, Physical Education through the Environment, Pedagogy and Performance in Physical Education, Research Methods, Learning Theory and the Learner, Planning and Assessment through Physical Education and you will also complete a 100 hour Work Based Learning Placement within either a Secondary, Primary or Special school. In Year 3 you will study, Pedagogy in Practice and complete a Dissertation. You will also make some choices from a selection of modules; Thematic Learning in Education, Leadership and Management, Coaching Children in Sport and Disability and Sport.
Across the 3 year BA Physical Education degree programme, you will be assessed using a range of methods;

Assessment methods

Formative Tasks (5), Essay (6), Presentation or Poster Presentation (7), Portfolio (4), Exam/Seen Exam/Multi-Choice (6), Report (4), Oral Assessment (1), Practical Performance (2), Extended Evaluation (3), Case Study (1), Learning Resource (2), Article (writing for an audience) (1), Review of Literature (1), Action Research Project (1)

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Sports coaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Health associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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