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Sport BTEC (BTEC) at Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form

Course description

The course was introduced to capitalise on a very highly motivated group of students within core Physical Education with the intention of offering the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification that can be used when applying either for higher education or employment. It is intended that the course will use each student’s skill and enthusiasm in sport to develop an awareness and interest in science technology, which underpins much of the sporting industry. The course is student centred. Students learn through investigation and active involvement taking a large responsibility for their own learning.

Students with an interest in sport and coaching who may wish to seek employment in those fields. The course relies on assignments, presentations and practical work as its means of assessment and these elements may be seen as a valid factor in its favour.

The course can be studied as a vocationally based alternative to A-Level P.E.

Course content

Four units are taught through ‘learning outcomes’ and each assignment will concentrate on testing and extending the students’ knowledge in one or more of the outcomes. The tutor will act as a learning resource for the students, offering advice and guidance as to how to approach the work.

Year 12 - Anatomy & Physiology, Professional Development in the Sports industry

Year 13 - Sports Leadership, Fitness training & programming for health, sport & well-being

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE PE and a grade 4,4 in GCSE Science.


Year 12 - 1hr 30 min exam

Year 13 - internally/externally assessed coursework

All units are assigned  a credit value according to whether a P, M or D is achieved. These scores then come together in the calculation of a final grade.

Future opportunities

The course should provide a sound and sufficiently broad educational base to enable each individual to progress either to a HND or Degree Level Course in Higher Education or to employment in the Sports and Leisure Industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017

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