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BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport

Physical Education in the Sixth Form

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (Equivalent to 1 A Level)

Entry Requirements

Five or more A*‐ C (9-4 under the new grading system) grades at GCSE including English Language and Maths

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Sport at Merit level or GCSE Physical Education ‐ Grade C (4/5).

You will also be required to attend a practical assessment prior to the start of the course.

Course Content

This 6 unit course extends and deepens the specialist work‐related focus from the GCSE PE / BTEC level 2 Certificate in Sport. This course prepares students directly for employment and it is suitable for those who wish to complement their ‘A’ level programme and enter a particular specialist area of work or University.

The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport consists of 3 core units plus a choice of 3 specialist units.

Core units
Unit 1

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

Unit 2

The Physiology of Fitness

Unit 3

Assessing Risk in sport.

Specialist units
Unit 1

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Unit 2

Outdoor, Adventurous activities,

Unit 3

Leadership in Sport

Unit 4

Psychology for Sports performance

Students take part in a 2 year mentoring scheme where they develop confidence and experience leading pupils within the PE department. Other courses included are; BASI Skiing award, ICC Rock Climbing award, FA (level 1) Coach award, EBBA (Level 1) referee award.

Learning Methods and Assessment

The course is both theoretical and practical. Assessment is through written work, observation, laboratory reports, practical performance and presentations that form assignments based on sports industry scenarios.

Students will complete 3 units in year 1 and a further 3 units in year 2.

The course is assessed by using Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria, each of which carry a points weighting, in line with A level university points.