Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject
Students will develop their subject knowledge of the sporting world, covering every aspect of sport, health and fitness. Students will also use practical skills, developing confidence through officiating and coaching younger children, as well as taking part in a variety of fitness tests and training methods.
Potential Topics that will be studied
Students will study a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, sports injuries, sports nutrition, fitness training, sports psychology, biomechanics, fitness testing and many more.
On the BTEC course assessment takes place in a variety of ways including assignments, externally assessed exam board tasks, as well as written examinations. Students knowledge of anatomy and physiology will be tested by a hand-written examination whilst their knowledge of health, nutrition and fitness will be tested by an externally assessed controlled assessment. The rest of the course is assessed through project based assignments.
Additional Course Entry Requirements
Students will require a 5 grade in GCSE physical education or a merit in Level 2 BTEC sport studies.
Progression and career opportunities
Students will be able to progress into a range of job opportunities such as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, physiotherapist, sports scientist, sports therapist, sports psychologist, PE teacher and sports coach.