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Sport BTEC National Level 3 at The Windsor Boys' School

Course description

BTEC Sport is an academically rigorous subject that focuses on many varying areas of the sporting landscape covering a number of physiological, psychological and sociological topic areas among others. For this reason the department ask for certain things from those applying to study the course.

The course builds upon the units that the students studied at GCSE or BTEC Level 2 with half of the units being a development of what the boys have done before and the other half entirely new topics. We have found that this both stretches the boys but also gives the comfort of building upon previous knowledge. The importance of a sound scientific base can be seen below within the units that are studied.

The BTEC Sport Level 3 National Diploma requires every boy to complete a total of 14 units over the two years. This will usually take the shape of 8 units to be completed during year 12, and 6 in year 13. The course involves the completion of assignments and the application of practical knowledge in a number of areas over the two years, with no external exam at the end of either year.

Units include

Unit 1 – Principle of Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 – Physiology of Fitness

Unit 3 – Assessing Risk in Sport

Unit 15 – Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise

Unit 21 – Sport and Exercise Massage

Unit 22 – Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport

Entry requirements

Those that seek to join the course will have ideally studied either GCSE Sport Studies and gained at least a C grade OR studied the Level 2 BTEC Sport Certificate and achieved a Merit (B Grade). Alternatively, we would be looking for at least a C grade in GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Windsor Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years