Doncaster Academy of Sport

Entry Guidance

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or better. No more than two applied courses can count towards this total and each applied course counted has the equivalence of only one GCSE, regardless of its nominal size. In addition, students must achieve the specific entry requirements which may apply to this course.

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Typical Syllabus Outline

Students are able to access this course via 3 Pathways equivalent to one, two or three A Levels.

Pathway 1

Pathway 2

Pathway 3

Extended Certificate (1 A-Level)

Diploma (2 A-Levels)Extended Diploma (3 A-Levels)

Students will complete all units in column 1.

(5 hours a week)

Students will complete all units in column 1 and 2.

(10 hours a week)

Students will complete all unit sin column 1, 2 and 3.

(15 hours a week)

The units available will depend on individual Academy provision.

Centre for Excellence Facilities:

  • 3G Floodlit Football Pitch
  • Large Multi-Use Games Area
  • MADE Zone
  • Centre for Excellence Development Centre
  • Sports Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy Room
  • 4 Full Size Grass football Pitches
  • Full size Rugby pitch
  • Fitness Suite
  • Sports Hall and Dance Studio


This course is assessed solely on coursework and is heavily dependent on independent study. The course is assessed using a pass, merit and distinction criteria. A pass is equivalent to a grade C, a merit is equivalent to a grade B and a distinction is equivalent to a grade A at A-Level.

Internships and Work Experience

Students have the opportunity for a Work Experience Internship placment.  These are organised for students through our partenrships with:


The course builds on the topics of study covered in GCSE PE and Sport Level 2. It is ideally suited to any student who has a real interest in Physical Education and Sport. It is also a valuable qualification for any students who wish to follow a career in the field of sport either through the higher education route or through employment.

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