BTEC Sport

Why study BTEC First Award in Sport?

Gives you the opportunity to try to achieve a nationally recognised level 2 vocationally specific qualification in sport, equivalent to 1 GCSE`s A* to C grades if the level 2 is achieved.

Units of work that give you an insight into sport, its organisation and place in our society as well as developing practical sport and leadership skills.

Provides you with opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

How will I be assessed?

The BTEC First Award in Sport consists of 4 units and if you are successful you will be awarded a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *. The award is equivalent to one GCSEs at A*-C. However if level 2 is not reached a level 1 P may be awarded.

Work is assessed through 75% coursework and 25% will be an exam test under controlled conditions. This means 1 exam will be taken over the two years

If you are interested in sport and enjoy some coursework you will find the work interesting and informative.

What happens in lessons?

The lessons are varied between theory and occasional practical and may include:

  • preparing for the 1 exam units of work
  • working in pairs during fitness testing sessions
  • planning a training programme for a selected performer
  • using your IT skills to write up your coursework

See Mrs G Nye for further details.

What will I study?

Mandatory Unit-Core Units Specialist Units
Health and fitness for Sport and Exercise-exam (online assessment) Training for Personal Fitness-coursework
Practical Sports Unit-coursework The Sports Performer in Action-coursework

What skills will I need?

  • Good writing skills for your course work; you will be required to do lots of theory
  • An ability to research sporting information and have a strong interest in sport
  • Good reading skills as well as being able to analyse information
  • The ability to meet deadline dates for coursework