Head of Department: Mr S. Henderson
Students have to opportunity to select Sport as one of their subjects at Key Stage 4, studying the course throughout years 9, 10 and 11 to obtain a BTEC Level 2 in Sport.
This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.
Students who will be capable of undertaking this subject must be good at practical Physical Education, and have a desire to learn more about the principles in sport and exercise. Students taking BTEC Level 2 Sport must participate in extra-curricular clubs and activities both in and outside of School.
Key Stage 4
In BTEC Level 2 Sport we follow the Pearson specification which is composed of 3 mandatory units and 1 additional unit. One of the mandatory units is assessed through a test. The remaining units will be assessed through coursework throughout the course using Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and video evidence meaning students should have a basic understanding of Computer Science.
Each unit is different and will be delivered through theory and practical work. Students may be required at times to present in a theory lesson and take part of a practical lesson to show their knowledge and understanding for a selected criteria. All units will be graded against the specified criteria for pass, merit and distinction level for that task within a unit. To get a pass students will need to have shown all the pass work criteria has been met in their coursework within a unit. To move up a grade they will need to do the same for merit and then again for distinction.
For a more detailed explanation of the GCSE course and assessment format please click here
For a more detailed breakdown of the curriculum please see the Curriculum Overview and more details can also be found in the Curriculum Booklet.