BTEC Sport

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Welcome to the Physical Education Department. We offer a range of subjects that allow students to prepare for further education and the world of work. Please feel free to browse our page for further information.   We offer Edexcel BTEC Sport to KS4 students. The course offers a range of topics to prepare students for their future careers.
Type of Course: BTEC Sport
How is the course assessed?
Unit Core Unit Assessment Method GLH
  1. Fitness for Sport and Exercise External 30
  2. Practical Sports Performance Internal 30
Mandatory Unit
Optional Units to be completed to add up to a total of 120 GLH
The Mind and Sports Performance Internal 30
Leading Sport Activities Internal 30                                                                                                                                                                 
What topics / units will you study?
Health and fitness
Fitness testing and training
Leadership skills and qualities
Components of fitness
A variety of sports
Principles of training
Goal Setting
Data interpretation
BTEC Sport is an excellent opportunity to develop students’ skills in Sport through a mixture of practical and theoretical exploration. Students will follow a series of Theoretical and Practical lessons in which they will develop their practical ability in various activities as well as gain an understanding of how the body works.  
Studying BTEC Sport will provide you with the knowledge to understand the industry and the skills to become a part of it.
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need?
The course is suited to individuals who have an interest in sport and regularly attend extra-curricular clubs.      
Students who are prepared to get changed and take part in a wide variety of sporting activiites.
Students who have a target grade of a 4 or above in English.
Students who are striving to improve their performance in sport.
Students who are prepared to work hard and are ready to be challenged.
An interest in physical activity and a desire to learn about how and why it is important to keep fit and healthy.
What trips /activities will you be involved in?
Various physical activities
Leadership opportunities
Fitness testing and training
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
BTEC Level 3 in Sport or a Sports Science Degree.
Teaching / Leisure Managment / Personal Trainer or Coach / Physiotherapist / Armed Forces / Police / Fire Brigade                                                                                                                                                                          
How will this course help you to get a job?
Employers like applicants who can demonstrate sound social skills, who can listen to others and show commitment.  The course will also provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how to stay fit and healthy.  Physical education covers a wide range of topics and skills which can be applied to everyday life and future career opportunities even those outside of sport.
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
Mrs Watkins or any member of the PE department.
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
Curtis Ingham, "I am developing my practical & leadership skills throughout this course and I look forward to continuing with this.”