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Sport and Exercise Science

The College lived up to expectations. It was very welcoming when I started and continued to be so throughout my study. The teaching staff were supportive, encouraging and motivational which was very important with the subject I was studying.

Former school: Lady Hawkins' School

Studied: BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Elite Athlete: Cycling

My course was good for me. I wasn't good at examinations but was always quite good at researching and writing lengthy papers. I loved learning about sport and the different areas within it such as psychology, anatomy and coaching. It helped me understand my sport and myself, as I am a cyclist competing at national level. I could manipulate the skills I learnt to create a controlled and more knowledgeable sportswoman, which is why I feel that courses like this are so important for aspiring sports professionals.

The PE Department also has an Elite Support Programme for up and coming athletes - I was allowed to use the fitness centre, sports hall and equipment to full advantage.

Annasley, student