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Sport (BTEC) at Somervale School

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. The seven 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.

Course content

Year 12

  • Year 1 Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport Coursework (October/November/December/January)
  • Year 1 Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness Coursework (March/June)
  • Year 1 Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport Coursework (December/February/June)
  • Year 1 Unit 5: Sports Coaching Coursework (December/March/May)

Year 13

  • Year 2 Unit 4: Training & Programming Coursework (October/January/April)
  • Year 2 Unit 7: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise Coursework (December/February/ April)
  • Year 2 Unit 8: Practical Team Sports Coursework (July/January/April)

Entry requirements

Grade C in GCSE PE and a grade C in GCSE Science or a merit in BTEC Science.

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

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Who Might the Course Suit?

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.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Somervale School directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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