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BTEC Sport at King Ecgbert

Course description

All areas of sport are studied:-

In addition to core units, our course has been tailored to suit different routes into sports related careers.

Course content

Examples of Core Units include:

              · Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

· The Physiology of Fitness

· Assessing Risk in Sport

· Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

· Fitness Training and Programming

· Sports Coaching

· Sport Development

· Practical Individual Sport

· Outdoor and Adventure Activities

· Sports Nutrition

· Leadership in Sport

· Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

· Work Experience in Sport













Entry requirements

The PE department will review any applicant but may not accept an applicant if the following requirements are not met:

  • A genuine interest in sport and surrounding issues.
  • Grade 4 or above in GCSE/PE or Merit in BTEC Level 2 Sport.

Each case looked at on individual basis.



BTECs are assessed by a series of assignments.  Students will complete them throughout their course either individually or in groups.  Assignments will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. These grades are roughly equivalent to A-level grades E, C and A.

Financial information

There will be additional costs for the use and hire of off-site sports facilities. No more than £5 per off-site session. Students are required to make their own way to off-site sessions.

Future opportunities

The course will lay the foundation for further study of sport or related subjects in higher education.

Possible careers include: PE Teacher, Sports Coaching, Sports Development plus many positions within the Fitness, Sport and Leisure Industries.

Further information

Outstanding results.  All students achieve target grades and most significantly beyond.  2018 results 100% Distinction/Distinction*.

Trips, visits and extra-curricular

Although much of the course will be run at King Egbert School some of aspects will be run off-site at local sport and leisure centres.

This will take place once a week alongside studies. Some off-site activities on offer will include Squash, Indoor Climbing, Diving and use of a fully equipped local Gym.

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: 03 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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