What will students study in BTEC Sport this year?
BTEC Sport, pupils follow the Edexcel course.
They will study three mandatory units:
-Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology.
-Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being.
-Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry.
There is one optional unit which has been designed to support choices in progression to sport courses in higher education, and to link with relevant occupational areas.
- Sports leadership
- Application of fitness testing
- Sports Psychology
- Practical Sports Performance
Learners will explore the following:
- How the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.
- Client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being.
- The knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. They will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.
Year 12: Unit 1 and Unit 3
Year 13: Unit 2 and one optional unit
What are the major assessments this year?
At the beginning of each topic, pupils will be asked to complete a small initial assessment to understand their knowledge of a topic to aid teacher planning. At the end of each unit of work students will be assessed on their knowledge and understanding through exam questions. Students will re-complete the initial assessment to assess learning from each unit.
Your child will also complete 3 written assessments in line with the school calendar at the end of each term.
What do assessments test?
The written assessment will test pupils’ knowledge and understanding of key theory concepts.
What are the expectations of my daughter in BTEC Sport?
Pupils should turn up to their lessons with all their equipment, including any additional reading and tasks completed. They need to have a positive attitude towards learning and participate to the best of their ability every lesson. Pupils are also expected to review key concept from every lesson and complete all homework to the best of their ability.
What should my daughter do if she feels she is struggling in BTEC Sport?
In the first instance, please get your child to talk to their teacher about how we can support them further and offer them targeted advice and ways to help. They may suggest extra resources to aid their work.
How can I best support my daughter in BTEC Sport?
Ensure your child is completing all coursework to the best of their ability and all deadlines are met. Encourage your child reviews all theory content to develop their recall knowledge.
Whom should I contact for further advice or information?
Please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance. Miss Golightly, Head of PE and Dance, is also available on firstname.lastname@example.org for any further queries.