Curriculum

BTEC Sport / Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Why study Sport?

BTEC SPORT HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO PROVIDE AN ENGAGING AND STIMULATING INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF SPORT.

This qualification builds on learning from Key Stage 3 and will help you take your first steps towards a career in Sport and Fitness. You’ll learn essential skills such as training for personal fitness, encouraging sports participation, and organising and leading events and activities.

What will I learn about?

BTEC SPORT
You will study a number of theory aspects surrounding sport and fitness. You will complete 3 core units, and a choice of an optional unit to complete the course. This BTEC First Award has units that your centre assesses (internal) and a unit that Pearson sets and marks (external exam).

Unit 1—Fitness for Sport and Exercise. In this unit you will learn about different
components of fitness, training principles and how to apply them in different sports.
Unit 2—Practical Sports Performance. This unit covers all key aspects of
practical performance and officiating in 2 different sports.
Unit 3—Applying the Principles of Training. This unit focuses on the personal training goals and implementing a training programme to ensure you meet these targets.
Unit 6—Leading Sports Activities. This unit will be focused on the planning and
delivery of different sports, and evaluating your strengths and weaknesses as a
leader.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH BRONZE AWARD
As well as studying BTEC Sport, all pupils will do the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award in Y9. The DofE Bronze Award is a great opportunity to; gain volunteering/work experience, boost your CV and learn new skills outside the classroom. The 4 areas that are covered are;

  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skills
  • Expedition

How will I be assessed?

You will complete 3 core units, and a choice of an optional unit to complete the course. This BTEC First Award has units that your centre assesses (internal) and a unit that Pearson sets
and marks (external exam).

  • Unit 1—Fitness for Sport & Exercise On-screen exam (externally assessed)
  • Unit 2—Practical Performance in Sport – Coursework
  • Unit 3—Applying the Principles of Training – Coursework
  • Unit 6—Leading Sports Activities – Coursework

 

Unit 2, 3 and 6 will be assessed through coursework and practical evidence.

What do employers think about the subject?

Skills you learn in BTEC Sport provide you with opportunities to link education and the world of work in engaging, relevant and practical ways. BTEC Sport supports your development of transferable interpersonal skills, including working with others, problem-solving, independent study, and personal, learning and thinking skills.

What are the skills I will gain?

  • The ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Knowledge of rules and tactics for a variety of activities
  • The ability to observe and then analyse skills and tactics in different sports
  • Knowledge and understanding of personal fitness

What do our students think?

“I really enjoy BTEC sport, because it is really interesting and fun at the same time…BTEC will be useful in the future if you are considering pursuing a career in sport.” (Eva Butler, Y11)

“I enjoy studying BTEC Sport because it opens up many career pathways such as personal trainer, sports coach and more” (Ellie Emerton, Y10)

“…the teachers are very helpful and will push you to achieve the best that you can be..” (Lucas McLean, Y9)

“I enjoy BTEC Sport because it allows me to expand my knowledge on a subject I love and learn what my body is actually doing when participating in different sporting activities like Netball, Tennis etc” (Isabelle Brown, Y9)

Year -by-Year Subject Breakdown

In Year 7 you will study a selection of activities from the list below;

Netball
Football
Basketball
Rugby
Hockey
Gymnastics
Dance
Climbing
Orienteering
Fitness
Athletics
Rounders
Cricket
Tennis
Water Sports Taster Sessions

Your child’s progress will be assessed formatively in every topic, where they will be graded on their competence in a variety of skills, tactics and techniques within that activity. They will be given the opportunity to improve transferable skills throughout the year. And summative assessments will be completed at the end of each half term.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 7 is to:
Practice a specific skill or technique
Research rules
Recall tactics

In Year 8 your child will study a selection of activities from the list below:

Netball
Football
Rugby
Basketball
Handball
Hockey
Volleyball
Badminton
Table Tennis
Gymnastics
Dance
Trampolining
Fitness
Athletics
Rounders
Cricket
Tennis
Climbing
Water Sports Taster Sessions

Your child’s progress will be assessed formatively in every topic, where they will be graded on their competence in a variety of skills, tactics and techniques within that activity. They will be given the opportunity to improve transferable skills throughout the year. And summative assessments will be completed at the end of each half term.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 8 is to:
Prepare your own warm up
Recall & apply specific rules
Plan for the use of tactics in a competitive situation

In Year 9, 10, 11 your child will study a selection of activities from the list below:

Netball
Football
Rugby
Basketball
Handball / Tchoukball
Hockey
Volleyball
Badminton
Table Tennis
Gymnastics
Dance
Trampolining
Fitness
Athletics
Rounders
Cricket
Tennis
Climbing
Water Sports Taster Sessions

Your child’s progress will be assessed formatively in every topic, where they will be graded on their competence in a variety of skills, tactics and techniques within that activity. They will be given the opportunity to improve transferable skills throughout the year. And summative assessments will be completed at the end of each half term.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 9, 10 & 11 is:

Research the skills and competencies required for a variety of roles in sport
Create a fitness programme for an activity of your choice
Plan a training session in a selected activity