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BTEC Level 3 Sport at The Bicester School

Course description

Level 3 Certificate Year 12

Mandatory units

All 3 units must be taken:

  • Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Unit 2 The Physiology of Fitness
  • Unit 3 Assessing Risk in Sport

Optional units

One unit must be taken from:

  • Unit 7 Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 29 Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure

All units are internally assessed in the BTEC qualifications in this specification.  All assessment for the BTEC qualifications in this specification is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes.

A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction. To achieve a ‘pass’ students must have satisfied all the pass assessment criteria. To achieve a ‘merit’ students must additionally have satisfied all the merit grading criteria. To achieve a ‘distinction’ students must additionally have satisfied all the distinction grading criteria.

Level 3 Subsidiary Certificate Year 13

Mandatory units

All 3 units must be taken:

  • Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Unit 2 The Physiology of Fitness
  • Unit 3 Assessing Risk in Sport

Specialist units

One unit must be taken from:

  • Unit 7 Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 29 Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure

Optional Units

These are to be agreed with subject staff, possible units include:

  • Sports coaching
  • Practical team sports
  • Practical individual sports
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Leadership in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Sports development
  • Sports nutrition
  • Current issues in sport
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Physical education and the care of children & young people
  • Technical and tactical skills in sport

Entry requirements

7 D‐G at GCSE and an interest and involvement in sport. Grade C for science would provide some of the necessary physiological understanding. Students who have taken Level 2 should attain ‘Merit’ to progress onto Level 3.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bicester School directly.

Last updated date: 01 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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