George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Sport Studies

Level 3 BTEC in Sport

BTEC Sport courses offer you the opportunity to study modern, work-related qualifications, which open the doors to higher education and a successful career. These courses are designed with clear progression routes by building high level skills and developing independent research as well as study skills.

With two different options to study either the single or double award, both learning and units are tailored to suit your needs and interests within Sport. Mandatory units include Anatomy and Physiology, which looks at the body and the demands exercise places upon it, and Fitness and Training, allowing you to build an understanding of how to improve health and fitness. With a wide variety of optional

Exam board/specification

Pearson BTEC Nationals in Sport
Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

Entry requirements

At least grade C or equivalent in GCSE PE/BTEC Sports Studies, as well as a keen interest in Sport.

Progression routes from this course

Studying a BTEC National in Sport allows progression to a wide range of sports-related courses in higher education. It can also open the doors to careers in the Sports and Leisure industries, such as: Personal Training, fitness/leisure centre management, Sports coaching and many more.

Extended Certificate module

3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit over 2 years.

Year 1

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Year 2

  • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being
  • Written Analysis of Performance

Assessment

Units are assessed separately using one of three assessment methods, which are:

  • Written exam (unit 1): 1½hr paper including short and long answer questions
  • External task (unit 2): respond to pre-released information within a supervised 2hr time limit. Set and marked externally
  • Assignment (unit 3): apply knowledge to an internally set and marked brief

 

Diploma module

6 mandatory units and 3 optional units over 2 years.

Year 1

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 4: Sports Leadership
  • Unit 6: Sports Psychology
  • Unit 18: Work Experience in Active Leisure
  • Unit 14: Sports Performance Analysis

Year 2

  • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being
  • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Unit 22: Business for Sport
  • Unit 23: Skill Acquisition

Assessment

Units are assessed separately using one of three assessment methods, which are:

  • Written exam (unit 1): 1½hr paper including short and long answer questions
  • External task (unit 2 and 22): respond to pre-released information within a supervised 2hr time limit. Set and marked externally
  • Assignment (all other units): apply knowledge to an internally set and marked brief

 

Exam results 2014 2015 2016
BTEC Level 3 Sports Studies 100% Pass 100% Pass 100% Pass
Table of Sport Development exam results 2014 - 2016

 

 

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