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Sixth Form

Sport (BTEC Level 3 Diploma)

Nationally recognised vocational qualification. A BTEC Diploma allows students the opportunity to obtain UCAS points equivalent to up to two full A Levels.

The Nature of the Course 

This course would look at the multi-faceted approach to sports preparation and performance. It covers, in detail, nine units covering areas of sports performance, preparing candidates for a career in high performance sport. Candidates would plan, perform and evaluate their own investigations in a variety of sporting areas and would be given the opportunity to apply sports science to their own performance.

Special Features 

In addition to this, students would have the opportunity to acquire the Community Sports Leaders Award, Higher Sports Leaders Award (UCAS points), 1st Aid Qualification, Coaching / Officiating qualifications and gain valuable teaching experience. Students would also have the opportunity to go on several educational excursions to leading universities; outdoor adventures trip and to become ‘classroom medics’.

Students would receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards their assessment targets. Assessment is multi-dimensional, with candidates being given a variety of media, situations and scenarios in which to be assessed: written reports, practical work, computer presentations, strategic development plans, observation, oral assessment and online exam in some units.

Skills Demanded and Developed 

Students who have a burning desire to extend their subject knowledge in sport science and are enthused about developing sport should strongly consider the BTEC Diploma. All students will receive teaching which allow them to access a bank of varied resources and to develop their functional skills as well as their subject knowledge. Independent learning is crucial and working to deadlines will be crucial key skills, especially as a number of assignments would be running at the same time.

Any student considering taking the BTEC, is strongly advised to speak with either of the Heads of PE & Sport Science to discuss suitability. Students will not be permitted to study both BTEC Sport and A Level Physical Education.


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