Canford has offered A level Sport & Physical Education since 1995 and we currently follow the AQA specification. The multi-disciplinary subject content of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology, history and sociology means that it is easy to combine with almost any other A level subject.
Past pupils have used this course to go on to study a wide variety of degrees at university, ranging from sports-based courses to those totally unrelated. A spread of recent examples are Sport & Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Land Management, Theology and Medicine. The universities our students go on to attend are similarly diverse.
The examination board used for PE is the AQA. For a PDF with more details, click here.
Mark Burley - Director of SportBSoc.Sc in Sport Studies & Social Policy MA Sport and Leisure
Mark has been Director of Sport at Canford School since 2007. Prior to this Mark was Sport Administrator of Canford School Sports facilities (1996-2007). He has been Master in charge of Rugby since 2001 and is still the Manager of the Golf Club.
Hannah Morrell - Head of Girls' GamesBSc (Hons) with QTS in Physical Education and Secondary Education (Brunel University)
Hannah has joined Canford as the Head of Girls’ Games and to teach PE. She will be running the netball and athletics as well as coaching hockey. Along with teaching the Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics units of P.E. A Level, she is also a tutor in Marriott’s house.
Nick Baugniet, Head of Academic PEBA (Ed) Physical Education (Exeter University)
Nick has been teaching at Canford since 1997 and is Housemaster of Wimborne House.
Peter ShortBSc (Hons) (University of Loughborough)
Peter joined Canford as Director of Rugby in September 2012. His playing career spanned fifteen years most recently at Exeter Chiefs. At Bath he was part of the winning European Challenge cup squad. Prior to joining Bath, he spent four years with Leicester Tigers, part of the squad winning both the English Premiership and back to back Heineken Cups. He also spent time with RCNM Narbonne in France playing 1st division rugby in the back and second rows.
Steven IvesB.Ed (Hons) NCAA
Former Director of Sport at Moulsford Prep School and Castle Court, Steven joined the staff in September 2009 as a sports coach (principally rugby, hockey, athletics and cricket). He is an OC (twenty years on the OC committee as Hon. Secretary and Sports Rep.), and is passionate about most sports, live music, and particularly the guitar.
Ben EdgellBSc (Hons) Sport Science University of Glamorgan
Ben is a member of the Games Department and is Head of Cricket. He is responsible for the Shell Physical Education programme. During his Hockey playing career, Ben played England Under 16 and Under 18 and National league for Bath Buccs and Oxford Hawks. He has also played Regional and England Schools Cricket. Ben is Resident Tutor in Court House and Academic Tutor to the Shells in this house.
Unit 1 60% - Theoretical units:
- Applied exercise physiology
- Sport psychology
- Sport sociology
Unit 2 40% - Coursework:
Unit 2 60%
- Applied physiology to optimize performance
- Psychological factors that optimize performance
- History and sociology
- Perform and analysis of performance
- Officiate and analysis of performance
- Coach analysis of performance