The BTEC in Sport has been developed to give learners a stimulating and engaging introduction into the world of sport. Learners can gain knowledge, skills and understanding through practical participation and performance in a range of sports, exercise, and health-related fitness activities. This allows them to become familiar with the language, skills and processes required to work in the sport and leisure industry. The BTEC philosophy of ‘learning through doing’ remains at the heart of this qualification. Learners are given the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of skills in sport
Throughout the KS2 and KS3 Curriculum students have two hours of PE per week. Throughout this they are offered a selection of topics including invasion games, net and wall games, fitness and individual sports. Students are grouped in mixed sex groups and activities are changed every half term. Students are encouraged to try new skills, step out of their comfort zones and progress at their own pace. Whilst doing this we aim for the students to build upon their resilience, teamwork and communication skills.
Throughout KS4 Curriculum students have 1 hour of PE per week. Throughout this they are offered a selection of topics including invasion games, net and wall games, fitness and individual sports. Students are encouraged to try new skills, step out of their comfort zones and progress at their own pace. Whilst doing this we aim for the students to build upon their resilience, teamwork and communication skills. Students are taught in single sex classes, however may mix together for certain activities.
In Year 12 students study two compulsory components. The first unit is an exam unit on the anatomy of the human body. Students will be entered for a January exam with an optional resit in the summer. The external exam consists of knowledge on the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system and energy systems. The second unit is sports coaching consisting of coursework assignments in which students are required to know the roles and responsibilities of a sports coach. Following this students will plan a 6 week coaching plan which they will deliver at the middle school.
In Year 13 students have a compulsory exam unit on sports development within the UK. Following this students need to complete 3 optional units. We encourage students to tailor this to their interests or career aspirations. Example units students can study are Nutrition, Sports Rehabilitation, Sport for Specific Groups, Fitness testing in Sport.
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