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The subjects and transferable skills taught in BTEC sport directly relate to the world of work and would give you a competitive advantage in the sports industry. Some options would include Sports Science, Sports Psychology, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Management, Biology, Teaching. The independent study skills developed on this course are advantageous for higher education.

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Course Details
Type of Qualifcation: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
Exam Board: Pearson
Requirements: An interest and passion for sport and physical education. A minimum of a 4 in Science, English and Maths.
Course Content
The BTEC Sport course is all about the sporting world. It covers a range of vocational opportunities and aspects of sporting careers including the scientific anatomy and physiology about how the body works and responds to exercise in both the short and long term. The benefits of fitness training, sport, diet and nutrition on both health and fitness. It also offers the opportunity to develop practical performance, coaching skills and your understanding of the sporting industry and sports psychology.
Style Of Assessment
Mandatory Units
Unit 1- Anatomy and physiology- 90 minute written exam paper

Unit 2- Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being- 2.5 hour written case study

Unit 3- Professional development in the sports industry- Presentation

Optional Units- Internally examined
1 unit out of the following
Unit 4- Sports leadership
Unit 5- Application of fitness testing
Unit 6- Sports psychology
Unit 7- Practical sports performance

All units will be assessed using coursework in the form of either a Powerpoint, presentation, video or written task.
Whose kind of course?
This course is designed for students who wish to continue post-16 education through applied learning in the sport sector, with the aim to progress to higher education. There are opportunities to develop employability skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, adaptability and self-development.

The course suits students who work well independently and enjoy learning about sport, the human body and health and fitness.
Career Prospects
The subjects and transferable skills taught in BTEC sport directly relate to the world of work and would give you a competitive advantage in the sports industry. Some options would include Sports Science, Sports Psychology, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Management, Biology, Teaching. The independent study skills developed on this course are advantageous for higher education.
Physical Education

Any career within the sports industry, for example: coaching, PE teaching, physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation, coaching, fitness instructing.

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Course Details
Type of Qualifcation: A Level
Exam Board: OCR
Requirements: MERIT in BTEC Level 2 Sport and 6 in Biology/Double Science/ 6 or above in GCSE PE
Course Content
Year 12 – AS Physical Education
PHED1 – Theory Component – Focusing on Applied Exercise Physiology, Skill Acquisition and Opportunities for Participation.
PHED2 – Practical Component – Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate the execution of core skills/techniques in isolation and in structured practice as either a player/performer and in an adopted role or two adopted roles in approved sports of their choice.

Year 13 – A2 Physical Education
PHED3 – Theory Component – Focusing on Applied Physiology to optimise performance, Sports Psychology and Contemporary Issues in Sport.
PHED4 – Practical Component – Candidates perform, analyse and evaluate their own performance, identify weaknesses, and suggest causes and appropriate corrective measures. They are also assessed in a fully competitive setting in their approved chosen sport.
Style Of Assessment
PHED1 – 2 hour written examination (60% of AS, 30% of A Level)
PHED2 – Practical assessment (40% of AS, 20% of A Level)
PHED3 – 2 hour written examination (30% of A Level)
PHED4 – Practical assessment (20% of A Level)
Whose kind of course?
This course is aimed at students who have a passion for this subject and are clearly interested in the wide range of aspects in PE and Sport.

The majority of students use this A Level to gain entry to higher education with many of them studying sport related degrees.

Stretch and challenge – Aiming for A*
Students opting for A Level PE will be expected to develop their allround sporting acumen, by leading and coaching in lessons to support their practical assessment.
Additional workshops and revision sessions will be provided to support students.
Career Prospects
Any career within the sports industry, for example: coaching, PE teaching, physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation, coaching, fitness instructing.
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