Physical Education in Secondary Education (11-16 with Enhancement) (with QTS) at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Physical Education in Secondary Education (11-16 with Enhancement) (with QTS)

Course summary

This unique and popular course is designed to enable you to become a specialist physical education teacher at secondary level. It combines an Honours degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so you can begin your career immediately once you have passed the three-year course. You will study the scientific and social aspects of Physical Education and sport, and explore these through practical activities. You will develop a wide range of subject knowledge to help you to encourage all pupils into activity, from traditional team sports, to alternative sports, to outdoor adventure and aesthetic activities. Why this course at Marjon? • 100% of students go on to work or study within six months of finishing (Unistats 2018). • Study at a University which specializes in both teaching and sport, on the only three year Physical Education BEd (Hons) course in the country. • Course designed in conjunction with school staff. • School experience every year in a wide variety of partner schools. • Intensive course, working closely with tutors, teachers and pupils to help start your career as a confident NQT. • Gain an enhancement by teaching a second subject, for example in maths or English, and enhance your employability. What might I become? This degree is fully focused on enabling you to become a PE teacher in a secondary school. Our excellent reputation, strong links with partner schools and large numbers of alumni mean our students quickly find teaching positions. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Physical Education in Secondary Education at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers, look around our world class Sport & Health Centre and find out why Marjon graduates are the top earning education graduates in the South West**. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university • No.2 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024) • No.4 university in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023) • No.4 uni in England for Education (Student Experience) (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)


Charlotte Third year, Physical Education – Secondary Education; “In our first year we learnt the foundations of teaching, behaviour and how to manage a classroom. We also learnt about non-invasion games like tennis and badminton and learnt different drills we could teach children. In our second year we went on a placement and also did a special needs placement to learn practices from teachers in different learning environments. We also looked at drills to teach invasion games like football and rugby. Third year is largely placement-based but we are also engaging with current issues in education.” 1st Year Becoming a teacher Scientific and Pedagogical Aspects of Physical Education The Science of Athletics and Health Related Activities Holistic Development through Outdoor and Adventurous Education Managing Learning through Non-Invasion Games 2nd Year Curriculum and Pedagogy Assessment and Pupil Progress Analysing and Assessing Performance through Invasion Games Social Sciences in Physical Education Promoting Creativity through Aesthetics 3rd Year Secondary Education, Schools, Learners and Teachers Current Issues in Education Health Based Approaches to Physical Education Research in Education

Assessment method

Includes portfolios, presentations, essays, blogs, portfolios, exams, practical skills assessment, teaching practice and a final research project.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • National College for Teaching and Leadership

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Physical Education in Secondary Education (11-16 with Enhancement) (with QTS) at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS