Sport - BTEC Level 3
This qualification is designed to develop the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills essential within the sports industry. The course incorporates a variety of both practical and theory teaching methods to enhance your learning and understanding.
The style of assessment is a real strength of the course, being a combination of coursework and exam based assessments, allowing students to reach their full potential. There is a diverse range of assessment methods used including: written assignments, group work, laboratory reports, presentations and practical tests.
Both written exam units are completed in this year.
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology focuses on the skeletal, muscular, respiratory and cardiodascular systems.
Unit 2: Fitness training and programming for Health, Sport and Well-being requires creating training programmes after analysing a performer’s needs.
Both coursework units are completed in this year.
Unit 3 is concerned with researching careers in the sports’ industry and learning the skills required to gain these types of jobs.
Unit 5 uses advanced fitness testing to analyse and improve performance.
Exam Board : Edexcel
Both in Year 12
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes (30% of BTEC)
A combination of short answer questions.
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being
Written exam 2 hours 30 minutes with 4 hours preparation time based on pre-release material (30% of BTEC).
Head of subject : Mr R Ellis
Grade 5 in GCSE PE if taken, 4 in English Lang or Lit and 4,4 in Combined Science
Are you interested in: Anatomy and physiology, exercise science, careers in sport, fitness testing and designing training programmes?
Leading to a career in: Sports coaching, sports development, teaching, exercise physiology, sports medicine, any sports degree at university.
This subject goes well with: Biology, BTEC Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health and Social Care
“An enjoyable and interesting subject, with both theory and practical based lessons.”