Sport -Btec First award in Sport

What do students learn in Sport in Key Stage 4? 

Students learn about the body and fitness for sport and exercise They also complete a practical sport unit, where they focus on 2 different sports. Students also plan, complete and evaluate a personal exercise programme (PEP) in a fitness area of their choice. Finally, students learn how to apply the principles of sports leadership in their own activity sessions that they will plan and lead.

 

How will students learn in this course? 

Students learn through a variety of activities such as practical lessons in sport and fitness, teacher led presentations, individual theory based tasks, group tasks, individual research tasks with use of ICT, quizzes, practical tasks such as linking components of fitness to sport and designing and leading mini sports sessions.

How are students assessed in this course? 

This course is made up of 4 units and you can achieve a pass, merit or distinction in each. 

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise (online exam- 25%)

Coursework based units:

  • Unit 2: Practical performance in sport (25%)
  • Unit 5: Applying the principles of personal training- PEP (25%)
  • Unit 6: Leading sports activities (25%) 

The online computer based exam is taken in the summer term of year 10. It can also be taken again from January onwards in year 11.

 

What is the learning sequence? 

What qualification is gained from which exam board?

Pearson BTEC First award in Sport. 

 

Link to exam board specification

BTEC 2012 Specification (pearson.com)

 

How is it graded? 

Grades available are Level 1 Pass (1) Level 2 Pass (4), Level 2 Merit (5.5), Level 2 Distinction (7) Level 2 Distinction* (8.5)

(GCSE grade equivalents in brackets)

 

What further education and or careers can this qualification lead to?

  • Level 3 qualification in Btec sport
  • The Leisure industry (sports centres)
  • PE teacher
  • Sports coach
  • Physiotherapist
  • Personal training
  • Outdoor Education
  • Video analyst
  • Sports psychology
  • Sports journalism
  • Sports data analyst

 

Sport -Btec tech award

What do students learn in Sport in Key Stage 4? 

Students learn about the body and the supporting technology for sport and activity through the body systems, injuries and technology related to sport. They also learn about the principles of training, nutrition and psychology for sport and activity. Finally, students learn how to apply the principles of sports leadership in their own activity sessions.

How will students learn in this course? 

Students learn through a variety of activities such as teacher led presentations, individual theory based tasks, group tasks, individual research tasks with use of ICT, quizzes, practical tasks such as linking components of fitness to sport and designing and leading mini sports sessions.

 

How are students assessed in this course? 

This course is made up of 3 components and you can achieve a pass, merit or distinction in each. 

  • Component 1: Understand the body and the supporting technology for sport and activity. (Internal coursework 30%)
  • Component 2: The principles of training, nutrition and psychology for sport and activity: fitness and training. (External written exam 40%)
  • Component 3: Applying the principles of sport and activity (Leadership). (Internal coursework 30%)

The exam is taken in year 11 in January / February time. It can also be taken again in the summer of year 11.

 

What is the learning sequence?

What qualification is gained from which exam board?

Pearson BTEC Tech award in Sport, activity and fitness. 

 

Link to exam board specification

PSPEC-Tech-Award-in-Sport-Activity-Fitness.pdf (pearson.com)

 

How is it graded? 

Grades available are Level 1 Pass (1), L1 Merit (2) Level 1 Distinction (3), Level 2 Pass (4), Level 2 Merit (5.5), Level 2 Distinction (7) Level 2 Distinction* (8.5)

(GCSE grade equivalents in brackets)

 

What further education and or careers can this qualification lead to?

  • Level 3 qualification in Btec sport
  • The Leisure industry (sports centres)
  • PE teacher 
  • Sports coach
  • Physiotherapist
  • Personal training
  • Outdoor Education
  • Video analyst
  • Sports psychology
  • Sports journalism
  • Sports data analyst