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Develop a rare skill set to stand out in your future career. This is one of very few degrees in England to offer in-depth study of both PE and dance, and it's packed with practical sessions for both subjects too.
Three A-levels at grades CCC or above.
Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above.
Or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D.
And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
A DBS check is required as is experience in sporting activities and dance.
UCAS points 96
UCAS code PED1
Duration Three years full-time
This BA (Hons) Physical Education with Dance explores the scientific principles that underpin both PE and dance. You'll learn the methods and practice underpinning effective delivery of PE and dance in school and community settings.
Both the PE and dance elements of the programme are designed to encourage creative and innovative practice, giving you the acquiring the knowledge, skills and understanding to deliver both subjects. You'll learn theory and practice through delivering PE and dance to children and young people in both school settings and in the wider community.
In your second year you carry out a 100 hours placement in a school setting. You can align this with your career aspirations so if you are interested in primary education your placement will be in a primary school setting. Likewise, if you know that you would like to teach in the secondary sector, your placement will be in a secondary school. You may be particularly interested in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) so there is also an option to spend your placement in a SEND school. You'll do two placements of 50 hours each and you can opt to experience different types of schools.
Each year you will study six modules. Two modules each year are designed specifically for PE with Dance students and the remaining four are shared with BA (Hons) Physical Education as they are relevant to both PE and dance teaching. To see a snapshot of each module you will study, please scroll down to click on the links.
Unique programme that focusses on developing knowledge in both PE and dance.
Numerous opportunities to learn through practice as you work with a range of different children and young people.
Enthusiastic lecturers with considerable experience across a range of related areas.
World class sports facilities including a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited sports science laboratory.
You'll do sporting activities and dance technique classes in every year of the course.
BOTH physical education and dance within one degree.
“ During the first year you will learn the fundamentals of body movement that underpin all physical activities. You will also learn how to plan and deliver coaching sessions and discover how to self-assess coaching performance. During the second year you will experience dance within musical theatre and explore how this can enhance participation. You will also learn how dance is taught in primary and secondary schools, as well as in the community. In your third year you’ll learn the directing skills to put on shows, and learn about how education engages pupils in schools.”
How can I use dance to develop fundamental movement skills in young children?
Why does engaging with sports and dance have an impact on physical, cognitive and social development?
How can I encourage participation in physical activities in those who tend to disengage?
How can I improve the fitness of my talented dancers and sports performers?
How can I use technology to support performance in both the sports and dance domain?
PE practitioners who have expertise in dance are a relatively rare. You might become a PE or dance specialist in a primary, secondary or a special educational needs school. To work in a state maintained school you will need to follow your degree with a PGCE with PE or School Direct to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You could also develop a career as a dance teacher or sports coach in a community setting, leisure centre or health and fitness centre.
Lectures, practical sessions, dance technique classes, peer teaching, delivery in schools and the community, workshops, laboratory sessions and reflective practice.
Reflective journals, essays, practical performance, verbal presentations, written reports, session planning and reflective evaluations, essays, blogs and examinations.
Erica is a qualified teacher, she teaches Physical Education and Dance and is interested in talent identification and development, physical activity and paediatric health and the development of physical literacy in young children.View full profile
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,500 per annum
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