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Sport Studies BTEC Level 3 at Holy Family Catholic High School

Course description

At Sixth Form we offer both Physical Education A level as well as a BTEC National award in Sport that is equivalent to one A level. The department will be able to assess which course you are more suited to.

Do you have a wide-ranging interest in sport that you want to develop further? Are you prepared to be assessed in your practical performance, along with how you could improve another competitor’s performance as well as through written evaluation in three different areas? If you answer yes to these questions the traditional A level PE is a possible route for you to follow. However if you would like a more practical based course the BTEC National award in Sport might appeal to you.

This programme is designed to enable you to learn about the sports industry with an emphasis on practical, work-related projects and assignments. You will develop skills that will help you to start or progress your career and/or continue your studies into higher education.

Course content

These are some of the topic you can expect to encounter in this course

The Body in Action
Health and Safety in Sport
Training and Fitness for Sport
Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Sports Nutrition
Psychology for Sports Performance
Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
The Athlete’s Lifestyle
Sports Coaching
Anatomy
Physiology
Sport and Society
Sports Injuries
Analysis of Sports Performance
Sport and Exercise Massage Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
Work-based Experience in Sport

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above
An APS (average point score) of 37+ is recommended.

Future opportunities

Studying PE at AS Level can be a useful 'stepping stone' towards a career in the Leisure Industry, Teaching, Physiotherapy, Coaching and Sports Medicine, to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Family Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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