From the course


Progression: Physiotherapy - Plymouth University

Courses studied: A Level PE, Biology and English Literature

Extra Activites: Netball Academy

Previous School: Bodmin College

How are you finding your course/experience at university?

The uni experience has been unreal so far, I have learned so much and met a lot of amazing people! The course is interspersed with modules, practicals and clinical placements. Luckily, we have been able to continue with essential face-to-face practical's in PPE despite Covid and I have still managed to go out onto 2 clinical placements in different hospital settings during the height of the pandemic. 

How did your time at Callywith influence and support your choice of/ transition to university?

My A-Level PE lecturers encouraged me to do a L2 gym instructor course. I am super thankful for this because it has helped massively with regards to exercise prescription and knowledge of good form/technique on my course. Callywith also sent me on a Girls Active Course which was in partnership with 'This Girl Can' and 'Women in Sport'. I learned innovative approaches to get girls engaged in sport and physical activity. I have used these skills in clinical practice to promote adherence to physiotherapy treatment with patients who are less on board with exercise.

What did you enjoy in particular about studying PE / Sport at college?

I really enjoyed learning a wide variety of modules in A-Level PE from anatomy, psychology, the history of sport to the rules and regulations then applying this to the practical element. I feel as though having this wider knowledge of PE has really benefited my own personal development in sport too. 

Why did you choose your course at university?

I have always found the human anatomy interesting enjoyed competing in a wide range of sports that meant I gained a pretty good awareness of the human body which was something that I found interesting. This only developed further at college on the PE course so naturally, I wanted to pursue a career that would combine my interest and enjoyment for both sport and human physiology. 

How have your A Levels / Diploma helped you in your degree?

The anatomy and physiology modules of A-Level sport have given me a solid understanding which underpins everything else that I have learned in addition at university. I also draw elements from the psychology modules too, such as psychological responses to injury. 

What are you hoping to do in the future?

I'm hoping to qualify and get a job in the NHS as a rotational musculoskeletal physiotherapist in Cornwall. The end goal is to have my own private clinic where I assess/treat athletes who are injured and looking to return to high-level sport.


Progression: Sport and Exercise Science - Bournemouth University

Courses studied: Level 3 Sport Diploma

Extra Activites: Netball Academy

Previous School: Fowey River Academy

How are you finding your course/experience at university?

My course has been really interesting and I’ve enjoyed all the units and even with lockdown the social side of uni has been amazing. 

How did your time at Callywith influence and support your choice of/ transition to university?

My lecturers made all the units interesting and talked about how they got in to studying sports which inspired me to look into going to university.

What do you enjoy in particular about studying PE / Sport?

I’ve always enjoyed playing sports and how it can effect people physically and mentally so by studying sport it allowed me to learn and expand my knowledge. 

How have your diploma studies helped you in your degree?

My diploma helped me discover that I was really interested in sports psychology and leadership aspects due to me taking part in a leadership course which has allowed me to pick my second year options at university.

What are you hoping to do in the future?

I’m still unsure about the future due to me finding out what I’m most interested in however I’m looking into taking a placement year abroad at university which will allow me to work with different clubs in places like America which will hopefully open up career options.


Progression: Exercise and Sport Science BSc - Exeter University

Courses studied: Level 3 Sport Diploma

Previous School: Wadebridge School

How are you finding your course/experience at uni?

University so far has been the best experience, my course is very interesting and rewarding, it covers a range of modules that are lecture theatre based or take place as practical lab sessions. modules that have stood out for me so far are Human Physiology, Anatomy and Kinanthropometry and Sports Psychology. University life in general is fantastic too, attending societies and socials always keeps me busy. 

How did your time at Callywith influence and support your choice of/transition to university?

I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive College than Callywith. All my lecturers were very helpful and thorough in the process of deciding my future University. The College really made me believe in myself, that i was able to achieve whatever i set out to accomplish. the continued support from my tutor and lecturers enabled me to go for / succeed in getting a place at the University of Exeter.

What did you enjoy in particular about studying the Sport Diploma?

The level 3 sport diploma at Callywith was very enjoyable. One of the best things about the course for me was the constant interchange between practical and non practical sessions. I found this engaged me more as you can apply what your learning in class to practical scenarios. as a result of this, it also helped my understanding.

Why you chose to study your uni course?

I decided to study Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Exeter because a lot of the content within the course aligned with a lot of my own interests, to which I wanted a more in depth knowledge and understanding. (e.g., Physiological adaptations to exercise) in addition to this reading about postgraduate employment with this degree made it a clear choice for me. 

How has your diploma helped you in your degree?

The Diploma for me was the perfect stepping stone to Higher Education. The Course introduced to me the concept of having to prepare for exams and meet deadlines for coursework, without this experience i would’ve found my transition to Exeter a lot harder. 

What are you hoping to do in the future?

As of now, my main interest for the future is a career in teaching, i have recently chosen ‘learning and teaching in physical education’ as a module for my second year in the hope to further my knowledge and understanding of teaching.