Sports Science

Sports Science has never been more relevant in the growing world of fitness and elite sport. With increased commercialisation these multi million pound industries continue to expand, offering more and more jobs in leisure and fitness, physiotherapy, coaching, performance analysis, psychology, nutrition and many more besides.


If you enjoy playing, watching, officiating or coaching sport and enjoying learning about movement then studying sports science at GCSE or A-level could be the right choice for you. You'll learn a lot about health, well-being and the human body, as well as developing your communication, teamwork and analysis skills.


At Rugby, pupils can study sport science GCSE and A-Level courses. Both OCR courses are open to pupils who are enthusiastic about the subject and are willing to work hard, they provide a demanding and scientific approach to the subject, with opportunities to explore both the practical and theoretical aspects of sport science. A certain degree of ability in Sport is necessary, but a great deal of interest and personal motivation is essential. A wide range of activities will be covered throughout the course and pupils will be expected to analyse a minimum of one of these in depth, working upon specific technique and extensive practice.

In addition to the theoretical components covered in our courses, students are offered the opportunity to investigate sports science in the real world. This includes visits to leading universities, and professional sports clubs. Further to this there are opportunities to listen to guest speakers from the world of elite sport, who have previously included Sir Clive Woodward. There is also the opportunity for talented pupils to travel abroad with our sport department to compete against international opposition, most recent tours include visits to Dubai and Barbados (cricket), Australia and Singapore (rugby/ hockey/ netball), Spain (football).