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Sport & Exercise Science BTEC at Stowupland High School

Course description

The course will include the following units: 

Year 12 mandatory units 1-3 (Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science - equivalent one AS level)

  • unit 1 anatomy for sport and exercise
  • unit 2 sport and exercise physiology
  • unit 3 sport and exercise psychology

Year 13 Optional units (Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science - equivalent one full A level)

  • unit 15 sports coaching
  • unit 16 sports injuries
  • unit 23 work experience in sport

Entry requirements

This course is a combination of classroom based work with some practical units.  Students must be able to organise thier work and time effectively to ensure that they meet all deadlines.  They must be good independent learners that enjoy researching and producing coursework.

Five A* - C (including a GCSE PE or BTEC qualification at a grade C or above) and a grade C or above in Science.  In addition, any leadership qualifications/experience would be beneficial.


Students will be assessed through portfolio based work.  Within each unit students will be assessed via power-point presentations, posters, written reports and practical demonstrations.  Students work will be either graded as a Pass; Merit; Distinction or Distinction*.

Future opportunities

Students can access degree courses in any of the following pathways:

  • sport and exercise sciences
  • sport sciences
  • sports physiotherapy
  • sports performance
  • physical education and sport
  • sport coaching
  • sports development and management 
  • sports studies

In addition, students can access careers in Health and Fitness.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September