Sport BTEC Level 3 at Blenheim High School
The course is split equally into six different modules relating to sport, exercise and fitness.
Of the six modules two are compulsory and four are chosen from a list of suitable options. These option choices are yet to be decided however are likely to be concerned with Fitness Testing, Fitness Programming, Psychology and Coaching but may also involve practical sports performance. The two compulsory units are based upon the Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, and on Exercise, Health and lifestyle.
All modules are internally assessed and then externally moderated. Each module contains numerous assignments and tasks which are internally assessed against the criteria as either being at a pass level, merit level or distinction level. Once all tasks in a module are complete, students will be awarded either pass, merit or distinction for that module and these marks are externally moderated. All modules must be successfully completed with students achieving a final grade of either pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. Distinction*, equivalent to A*, can only be achieved if all modules are completed at distinction level.
The qualification is for students who wish to develop their skills and knowledge of sport and fitness, and would assist those who may be thinking of working in the sport and leisure industry. Students could seek employment in the industry directly after achieving the qualification, or could progress onto a multitude of differing university or college courses and then onto employment. Due to the varied nature of the course there are very few fields of study or work that you won’t be able to access. This is because throughout the course you will develop highly transferable skills such as becoming skilled in presentations, report writing, analytical skills, communication skills, excellent time management and experience with both quantitative and qualitative data.
As well as the potential to assist with Sixth Form sports teams and House events, there is the opportunity to assist with the development of lower school sport by assisting teachers in lessons or with extra-curricular sport.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blenheim High School directly.