Why Should I Study This Course?
This is an excellent choice for students interested in any aspect of sport. It provides students with skills suitable for both higher education and employment. This is achieved by ensuring students develop general skills as well as excellent knowledge and understanding of the units covered. You will choose from a range of units; be well organised and work independently. You can combine this course with any other subject including A Level PE and you do not have to have taken BTEC Sport or GCSE PE at KS4.
What Would I Study?
In year 12 students study two units. Unit 1 - Anatomy and physiology and Unit 7 - Practical sports performance.
Students study two further units in year 13. Unit 2 - Fitness training and programming for health and well-being, and Unit 3 - Professional development in the sports industry.
How and When is it Assessed?
By the end of year 12, students will have completed a Level 3 BTEC Certificate (equivalent to half an A-level). Unit 1 is assessed via an external examination, whilst Unit 7 is internally assessed and externally moderated coursework. By the end of year 13, students will have completed a Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to a full A-level). Unit 2 is assessed via an external examination, whilst Unit 3 is internally assessed and externally moderated coursework.
Where Can This Course Take me?
Many students move on to a wide variety of courses at university. Some continue studying sport, whilst others use their UCAS points to gain access to a range of other subjects. Some students choose not to go to university, but instead move successfully into work either through an apprenticeship or directly into employment. The UK sport industry is worth £24 billion and holds over 1 million jobs.