Sport is an important part of everyday life at Paston Sixth Form College. If any student is an outstanding performer or determined to achieve excellence in their chosen sport, then the College is keen to help them achieve their potential.


If you want a career in sport then Paston is your first step. Our BTEC and A-Level PE courses offer students the opportunity to achieve an academic qualification and helps them reach their full potential in their chosen sports. You will have the opportunity to focus on the development of élite performers. This encompasses some really interesting and cutting edge topics including the use of human performance laboratories, psychology, IT and video analysis. Ninety-five per cent of universities and colleges in the UK accept BTEC students, including competitive universities from the Russell Group. Many of our students go onto relevant degree courses such as Sport (Sports Performance), Sport and Social Sciences, and also Exercise, Physical Activity and Health. Studying at Paston will not only give fantastic opportunities to learn and take part in exciting performances and trips but will also be fun.
"The BTEC Level 3 Sport Course has continued to drive my enthusiasm for the subject. The study of sport is extremely diverse and this keeps it lively and ensures continued motivation. Paston has given me an excellent springboard to study sport at University."? Harry Stamatov studying Physical Education at UEA (ex Cromer HS).

What can I do with a qualification in A-Level PE or BTEC Sport?  
Sport in all its forms is now an important part of our economy, with a broad range of varied employment opportunities. This will grow because of the Government’s push to increase the health and fitness of the nation, through encouraging participation in physical activity and the heightened interest in sport following the London Olympics.This then is an excellent time to consider studying PE at A-level?

Sport in all its forms is now an important part of our economy, with a broad range of varied employment opportunities. This will grow because of the Government’s push to increase the health and fitness of the nation, through encouraging participation in physical activity and the heightened interest in sport following the London Olympics. This then is an excellent time to consider studying PE at A-level?.

"I have really enjoyed PE at Paston. The lessons are fun and interesting, and have definitely widened my knowledge in the understanding of sport." Ashley Taylor A2 PE A-Level.

Careers
  
Below is just a pinch of the types of jobs available to you, where Paston is the first step.

Sports Coach
Education
Sports Official
Referee/umpire
Sports Psychologist
Sports Journalist
Sports Marketing
Selling fitness products
Sports Agent
Physiotherapist
Teaching
Sports dietician
Facilities manager
Sports Photographer
Personal Trainers
Strength and Conditioning Coaches 
Fitness Instructors
Physical Therapy
Wellness Management
Nutritionists
Physicians
Sports broadcasting
Sports Statisticians
Sports Engineers