Exam Board – Edexcel

Qualification – BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

Entry requirements – Level 2 merit in PE GCSE or equivalent, or grade 5 GCSE in science

Course specification

Delivered over twelve lessons per week, students are encouraged – through a range of teaching techniques – to develop responsibility for their own learning. All students are provided with specialist kit which enables them to access all practical lessons. The delivery of the course is split between staff from the physical education faculty. This provides students with a range of teaching methods and styles and thus creating a rounded approach to the whole course.

Students are also given the opportunity to take part in extracurricular events and leadership courses which further enhance their standing within the academy. It is expected that BTEC Sport students will flourish in such environments.

BTEC Sport is the study of numerous units which link directly to the many areas which make up sport. The BTEC course offers students a different way of learning in a refreshing and  stimulating environment. The course is delivered in such a manner that links are made directly to the working world of sport. The course embraces a wide range of disciplines and draws on links to sociology, psychology and biology.

Syllabus content:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • fitness training and programming
  • professional development in the sports industry
  • sports leadership

Students are examined by:

  • examinations
  • assignments