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BTEC Physical Education at Christ's School and Sixth Form

Course description

All BTEC Nationals provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university. The transferable skills that universities value include:

• the ability to learn independently

• the ability to research actively and methodically

• to be able to give presentations and be active group members.

 

 

Course content

In the first year there are two units. The first of these is an examination based unit and covers Anatomy and Physiology. In the second practical based unit you’ll learn how to analyse and evaluate an athlete’s performance, how to improve your own performance and the factors affecting gaining new skills. There are a number of different assignments in this unit which are marked internally and then verified by an external examiner.

In the first year you’ll have two assessments. The first is a 1.5 hour on-line examination which covers the first unit of the year (Anatomy & Physiology). Learners will explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems. This examination accounts for 50% of your marks for the year and is 25% of your overall grade.

The second assessment is a practical unit. Learners will examine National Governing Body rules/laws and regulations for selected sports competitions. They will also examine the skills, techniques and tactics required to perform in selected sports.

The second unit looks at Professional Development in the Sports Industry. Learners will explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

Entry requirements

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* - C.  or grade 5/6. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Physical Education at grade C or above or the BTEC equivalent

Assessment

In the first year you’ll have two assessments. The first is a 1.5 hour on-line examination which covers the first unit of the year (Anatomy & Physiology). Learners will explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems. This examination accounts for 50% of your marks for the year and is 25% of your overall grade.

The second assessment is a practical unit. Learners will examine National Governing Body rules/laws and regulations for selected sports competitions. They will also examine the skills, techniques and tactics required to perform in selected sports.

 

Future opportunities

The subjects you learn about will be invaluable at a personal level and will help you to be better at sport, no matter what your standard. The BTEC course also opens up a whole number of career options, such as Sport Scientist, Physiotherapist, or working for a governing body

Sport & fitness is a huge industry... and you can be part of it. If you’re keen on sport you can make a healthy living from your passion. Whether that’s working for a football club, as a personal trainer at the local gym, or training to be a Physiotherapist, there are lots of opportunities.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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