Level: BTEC Level 3 Certificate & Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1 A level)
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Location: Y Pant
Although BTEC courses have been running in the UK for several years the Level 3 National qualifications were introduced in 2010 and provide pupils with the opportunity to follow their studies in sport via assessment set in a vocational context. Pupils complete a series of assignment based task set by the teacher which are then marked and graded. Pupils then have the opportunity to improve their grade by following the feedback provided by the teacher.
As the course is 100% coursework with no final examination or external moderation, pupils will need to organise their time effectively and meet a series of deadlines for the submission of work to staff.
The course is recognised by UCAS and attracts the same range of points as traditional AS and A Level courses.
Pupils will study several units.
Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
The aim of this unit is to explore the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also to learn the fundamentals of the energy systems.
Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness
This unit provides an opportunity for pupils to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.
Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport
The aim of this unit is to make the pupil explicitly aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.
Unit 7: Fitness Training and Programming
The aim of this unit is to enable pupils to gain an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.
Unit 8: Practical Team Sports
The aim of this unit is to enable pupils to explore the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of team sports through practical participation.
Unit 9: Practical Individual Sports
The aim of this unit is to enable pupils to explore the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of individual sports through practical participation.
Unit 12: Current Issues in Sport
This unit enables pupils to explore the history of sport, the key issues in modern UK sport and the factors that prevent sport and exercise participation.
Unit 28: The Athlete’s Lifestyle
The aim of this unit is for pupils to develop an understanding of the lifestyle factors that can affect athletic performance.
Staff to consult for more information – Mr D. Mortimer, Mrs L. Mortimer and Mr C. Soroko