BTEC Sport at The Thetford Academy
GENERAL AIMS: This course is aimed at students with a keen
interest in Sport. This qualification is typically (although not
exclusively) aimed at young people who are seeking a career
in the sports industry or wishing to further their studies.
Throughout the two years students will develop their
coaching abilities and understanding of related concepts.
COURSE OUTLINE: Students will complete work in the
following mandatory units: Principles of Anatomy and
Physiology in Sport, The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing
Risk in Sport and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise.
A further 3 units will be covered, which may come from
the following: Work Experience in Sport, Leadership in
Sport or Sports Coaching, Instructing Physical Activity,
Sports Development, Practical Team or Individual
Sports and Psychology for Sports Performance.
NATURE OF STUDY: Learning will be through theoretically
based lessons, which will be supported by students
completing individual research tasks. Some units of work
will also be supported by practically based lessons.
Sixth Form Entry
5 A*-C at GCSE, including a C in English + Mathematics,
with a B grade in the chosen subject areas for A Level.
BTEC Level 3
4 A*-C, preferably including a C in English + Mathematics.
BTEC Level 2
2 D grades.
Each student’s work is reviewed at the end of
Year 12 and progress into Year 13 is dependent on
satisfactory performance in the examinations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thetford Academy directly.