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Sport and physical activity - BTEC

What will I learn?

This qualification is equal to one A level. The course is made up of five units, three mandatory and three optional. The units you may study are:

  • Unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity
  • Unit 2 Sports coaching and leadership
  • Unit 3 Sports organisation and development
  • Unit 18 Practical skills in sport and physical activities
  • Unit 19 Sport and exercise psychology

During the course you will develop your knowledge of sport and the different aspects within it. You will develop an understanding of anatomy and physiology during sport performance and the role sport plays in society. You will develop the ability to plan, deliver and evaluate sports coaching sessions as well as the assessment and treatment of sports injuries. You will have the opportunity to develop practical performances and develop an understanding of the psychological aspects of sport.

What skills do I need?

  • You must have an interest in sport, be very motivated and keen to develop your leadership and practical skills.
  • Communication skills are important as assessment will involve presentations.
  • Organisation skills; the ability to work conduct research and work independently.
  • Time management to ensure you meet deadlines.

How is the course graded?

The course is assessed through two externally assessed exams and internally assessed coursework which is externally moderated and graded at either a Pass (E), Merit (C) or Distinction (A). Coursework tasks will include written/ typed assignments, presentations and practical assessments.

What is next for me after this course?

This course will provide learners with the opportunity to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the sport and physical activity sector. Learners will be able to progress into higher education on a sport-related programme such as sport and physical education, sport science, sport coaching and development or sport and leisure management.

SPORT CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR YEARS 12-13

 13

Autumn

Unit 3- Sports Organisation and Development

 

 Students will sit a written exam paper where all Learning Outcomes for the unit are assessed. The paper will be  worth a maximum of 60 marks and  students will be given 1 hour to complete the exam.

 

Spring

Unit 18- Practical skills in sport and physical activities

 

Students will be assessed within a practical setting applying skills, techniques and tactics within a team sport.

Video evidence will be collect to show students improvement over a period of time. During the practical assessment students must demonstrate appropriate selection of skills, effective use of tactics and awareness of their role within a team

BTEC COURSE OUTLINE

Qualification & Board

OCR Cambridge Technical Sport and Physical Activity Level 3 Certificate

Course Content (for A level, how this follows on from GCSE)

This qualification is equal to one A level. The course is made up of 5 units, three mandatory and three optional.

The units you may study are:

Unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity

Unit 2 Sports coaching and leadership

Unit 3 Sports organisation and development

Unit 18 Practical skills in sport and physical activities

Unit 19 Sport and exercise psychology

During the course you will develop your knowledge of sport and the different aspects within it. You will develop an understanding of anatomy and physiology during sport performance and the role sport plays in society. You will develop the ability to plan, deliver and evaluate sports coaching sessions as well as the assessment and treatment of sports injuries. You will have the opportunity to develop practical performances and develop an understanding of the psychological aspects of sport.

Potential Career paths

The course will provide learners with the opportunity through applied learning to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the sport and physical activity sector.  Learners will be able to progress into Higher Education on a sport-related programme such as Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science, Sport Coaching and Development or Sport and Leisure Management.

Assessments

The course is assessed through 2 externally assessed exams and internally assessed coursework which is externally moderated and graded at either a Pass (E), Merit (C) or Distinction (A). Coursework tasks will include written/ typed assignments, presentations and practical assessments.

Core or Option

 Option

No Option Choices (GCSE only)

 

No. GCSE / A Level equivalent

1 A Level / equivalent