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BTEC National Extended Diploma L3 in Sport at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

18 units - equivalent to 3 A Levels

We offer the BTEC National Sport in three of our four schools. Each school offers a slightly different pathway and combination of units. Some are aligned to major sports and allow students the opportunity to specialise in that field. Highbury Grove's new course is in partnership with their new Cricket Academy and St Aloysius' College offers two pathways for students wishing to specialise in Football and Basketball. The Football course is delivered in collaboration with Arsenal FC, the Basketball course in collaboration with Islington Panthers Basketball club.

Regardless of which Sports BTEC you choose you will in addition to the academic units, have the opportunity to improve your performance within an array of sports including football, netball, basketball, athletics, tennis, table tennis, badminton and a range of other sports. You will also complete a two week work placement and may have the opportunity to go skiing for one week. Previous trips have included the French Alps and Italy.

Course content


Some of the modules studied include:

  • Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  • Sports Biomechanics in Action
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Training and Fitness for Sport
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Instruction Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Research Project in Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Practical Team Sports

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grades A*-C including English.


Assessment is continuous throughout the year. You will be assessed through written assignments, presentations, tests and practical work.

Future opportunities

Many students go on to study a variety of specialist sport degrees in higher education whilst others find employment within the health/fitness industry as fitness instructors and coaching.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Contact name:
    • Islington Consortium Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 7017 3040
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    • For the fourth successive year St Aloysius is the highest achieving secondary school in Islington. Last year 75% of students that sat their GCSEs achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.

      St Aloysius is a school of tradition, having served the local Catholic community since 1879. We are a caring Christian community offering our students a high quality education in a disciplined but caring environment.

      We aim to treat students as individuals and to bring out the best in each student. This includes achievement to the best of their potential, but more particularly their personal development so that they can play a full and positive role in our local community and society in general. The school believes that education is essentially a partnership between parents and teachers and we actively seek to practise this.

      St Aloysius is a specialist Maths and Computing College and we have 250 computers available for student use and we firmly believe that the proper use of information technology can greatly assist our students' learning.

      We were delighted to be part of the Islington phase one Building Schools for the Future programme which has given us a new school building appropriate to the needs of the 21st century. We are continually updating facilities; as well as our own thirteen acres playing fields just ten minutes' walk away, we have a brand new sports pavilion and a new music block.

      'St Aloysius is now a good college.'

      'Standards are rising faster than the national trend. This success owes much to a dedicated core of
      teachers who are passionate about the college.'

      'There is a common sense of purpose and a strong determination to do the very best for the boys at
      St Aloysius.'

      'Parents and pupils are overwhelmingly positive about the college.'

      OFSTED 2006