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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport at The Bishop's Stortford High School

Course description

Examination Board: EDEXCEL.

BTEC Diploma in Sport offers an exciting opportunity for students who have a passion for sport and want to understand how to improve performance through theory and practical work. The course is broken down into 12 contrasting units and each student will be expectedt o complete a number of specific assignments in order to demonstrate a clear understanding of the course content and assessment criteria.

Students are able to gain either a Pass, Merit or Distinction in each assignment and this will then be collated to provide a subsequent final mark.

What makes a good BTEC Diploma in Sport student?

The successful BTEC student will possess a passion for all sports and drive to improve their knowledge further. As the course is varied in terms of the theoretical side the student should also have an interest in science and also in all aspects of current sporting affairs. The course requires students to be well organised in terms of independent learning and to be able to meet deadlines.

What can I expect to learn in BTEC Diploma in Sport?

Specific subject knowledge is valuable in its own right, but the BTEC also has strong transferable links with Biology and Psychology.

During the course students will develop their time management skills, the ability to work independently and within groups, further develop confidence and presentation skills, teach lessons to year 7 and 8 students, and hone their essay writing skills and practical skills.

All students who select this course will be expected to embrace the School's sporting ethos and make a full contribution to the extracurricular sport at The Bishop's Stortford High School. We run an extensive extra-curricular programme for the Sixth Form including enrichment on a Wednesday afternoon which gives students the opportunity to develop skills further in a range of sports. There is also a wide range of competitive opportunities in basketball, biathlon, cricket, cross-country, football, netball, rugby, squash and swimming, all of which we compete at on a local and national level.

Entry requirements

At least 4 C grades at GCSE, including Mathematics and English Language.


Examinations: None.

Coursework: 100%.

Future opportunities

All of the above will lead to students developing their confidence for a career in the sports profession or further study at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishop's Stortford High School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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