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St Mary's University, Twickenham

Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development

UCAS Code: CX6H

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-C,C,C

Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma with 60 credits including 45 credits at Level 3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-24

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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

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UCAS Tariff

96-112

We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range and you meet any subject specific requirements (where applicable). If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we can still consider your application but will also take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSE (or equivalent) profile and/or relevant non-academic achievements, references and your motivation for study.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and Learning careers
Located in the School of Education, Theology and Leadership, where initial teacher education is rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, the Single Honours in Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development degree provides excellent preparation for students who wish to become teachers. This includes delivering the National Curriculum, understanding our teaching and learning and exploring how classroom and school are influenced by policy and philosophy.

Approximately 60% of graduates from this degree enter teaching related careers. Tutor expertise and an exceptionally strong schools partnership provide the foundation for the PE pathway that students can follow almost exclusively in preparing for a postgraduate route into teaching

The 2012 Olympic Games legacy will ensure that working in the sports pedagogy and development industry remains a strong service career option for many graduates

Physical Activity, Health and Fitness
Focusing on physical literacy from cradle to grave, this degree supports the personal and academic development of graduates whose career and job interests lie within the health and fitness industries.

Academic study and research
This degree is appropriate for those who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree or research and has a specific link to the Master's degrees in Education, Pedagogy and Professional Practice in PE.

Please note: this degree is the new title for the Physical and Sport Education BA (Hons) programme.

Modules

Year one will focus on Engaging and exploring practical contexts (teaching and learning) are an integral part of this phase and encourage students to develop their physical competence, tactical awareness and teaching strategies in a variety of PE and sports related environments. Year two will be about the students developing their learning and their evaluative and critical thinking. This will occur through further development of subject knowledge along with developing the ability to critically compare, analyse, and synthesise information. Opportunities will allow students to probe more deeply into relevant theory and practice to better understand the contexts of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. A strong theoretical foundation will assist students in reflecting on theory in practice. The theme for the final year is developing and applying academic and career skills. Students will 'innovate' to push the barriers of current thinking.

The Uni


Course location:

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Department:

Department of Psychology and Pedagogic Science

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.

82%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

91%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£19,190
high
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services
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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