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Sport and Exercise Science BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

This is a two year full-time course providing a specialist, work-related programme of study. It covers the key knowledge and practical skills required for those who have already decided the specialist area they wish to study.
This course is equivalent to three A-Levels.
The qualification gives learners knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the sport and exercise science sector to prepare them for further study or training at a higher level.

Course content

Students will study 6 mandatory content areas:
  • Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (Pre-release task)
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness
  • Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing
  • Functional Anatomy (exam based)
  • Sport and exercise Physiology (exam based)
  • Nutrition (Pre-release task)
Optional units are then chosen to complement the mandatory units:
  • Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Physical Activity for Individual and Group-based Exercise
  • Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise
  • Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sports Massage
  • Sports Injury and Assessment

Entry requirements

To follow a Vocational programme students should have achieved 5 grade C’s at GCSE, normally including English and Mathematics (at grade 5).
All students must have a good record of conduct and be comfortable with the values and the ethos of the academy. All students will be interviewed and references sought for external candidates.
Progress from Year 12 to Year 13 is not automatic and is dependent upon a successful first year and a pass grade in the progression exams taken at the end of Year 12.


Students will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit.
Students can expect to be assessed through:
  • External Examination (x2)
  • External pre-release tasks (x2)
  • Logbooks and performance records
  • Written reports and essays
  • Presentations
  • Workbooks
  • Student Assignment

Further information

There is a strong tradition of sporting activity throughout QEGS and this continues on into the Sixth Form.
Teams practise regularly during lunchtime and after school and fixtures are held mid-week. Students are represented in Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Country, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Football and Tennis and play against teams in both Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Outstanding sporting students have the potential to be awarded Full School Colours.
Opportunities arise for students to attend trials for Area, County and Regional teams. QEGS has always been well represented at Derbyshire Schools level and have had national success in the main team games.
QEGS also has a very active and successful Equestrian team, which has competed at national level for
several years, in the disciplines of: show jumping, jumping with style and dressage.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 23 December 2016

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