Subjects

BTEC SPORT

Why study BTEC Sport?

THIS LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATION ALLOWS YOU TO SHOW YOUR INTEREST IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT IN A PREDOMINANTLY COURSEWORK BASED OPTION.

BTEC Sport allows you to simultaneously demonstrate your physical expertise, whilst providing you the opportunity to understand the theory behind your physical prowess. BTEC Sport also supports knowledge and understanding in a

variety of other vocational-based subjects. This course is definitely the right choice if you are considering working within a sporting environment and/or are planning on going on to further study at Level 3.

What will I learn about?

You will study a number of theory aspects surrounding sport and fitness.

This study will form the basis of the written examination where you will apply your knowledge and understanding .These topics will help you

to become more competent in your controlled assessments. The lessons are specifically designed to give you the best chance of success. You will begin with Unit 1 – The exam, as the better your performance in the exam, the higher your grade potential will be by the end of the course.

You will learn all about such things as:

  • Fitness for Sport & exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Applying the principles of personal training

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN LESSONS?

  • Lessons will be theory or practical based or a combination of the
  • Within lessons you will perform a variety of roles including; performer, coach, analyst, official and

How will I be assessed?

  • Unit 1—Fitness for sport. On- screen test (externally assessed)
  • Unit 2—Practical sports performance
  • Unit 3—Applying the principles of personal
  • Unit 6—Leading sports activities

 

Unit 2,3 and 6 will be assessed through coursework and practical evidence.

What do employers think about the subject?

Skills you learn in BTEC Sport provide learners with opportunities to link education and the world of work in engaging, relevant and practical ways.

It support learners’ development of transferable interpersonal skills, including working with others, problem-solving, independent study, and personal, learning and thinking skills.

What are some of the skills I will need?

  • Competent ability across two practical activities, diligent presentation skills, excellent attendance, due to ongoing assessment, and the ability to understand and apply theoretical knowledge to exam
  • You will also learn a variety of life skills including, teamwork, communication, resilience, sportsmanship and

Year-by-Year Subject Breakdown (CORE PE)

In Year 7 your child will study a selection of activities from the list below:

  • Netball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Climbing

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed formatively in every topic, where they will be graded on their competence in a variety of skills, tactics and techniques within that activity. They will be given the opportunity to improve transferable skills throughout the year.  And summative assessments will be completed at the end of each half term.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 7 is to:

  • Practice a specific skill or technique
  • Research rules
  • Recall tactics

In Year 8 your child will study a selection of activities from the list below:

  • Netball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed formatively in every topic, where they will be graded on their competence in a variety of skills, tactics and techniques within that activity. They will be given the opportunity to improve transferable skills throughout the year.  And summative assessments will be completed at the end of each half term.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 8 is to:

  • Prepare your own warm up
  • Recall & apply specific rules
  • Plan for the use of tactics in a competitive situation

In Year 9, 10 & 11 Core PE your child will study a selection of activities from the list below:

  • Netball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Orienteering
  • Sport Education

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed formatively in every topic, where they will be graded on their competence in a variety of skills, tactics and techniques within that activity. They will be given the opportunity to improve transferable skills throughout the year.  And summative assessments will be completed at the end of each half term.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 9, 10 & 11 is:

  • Research the skills and competencies required for a variety of roles in sport
  • Create a fitness programme for an activity of your choice
  • Plan a training session in a selected activity

Year-by-Year Subject Breakdown (BTEC SPORT)

In Year 9 BTEC Sport your child will study Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance, this includes:

  • Understanding the rules, regulations & scoring System in two contrasting sports, i.e Badminton & Football
  • Applying the Tactics and Techniques in the two contrasting sports
  • Demonstrating skills, tactics and techniques in competitive situations
  • Evaluating personal performance
  • Comparing & contrasting the officials
  • Recommending Rules changes

 

Your child’s progress will be assessed through the completion of their coursework. This Unit is split in to 3 separate assignments and the level of competency for each assignment is graded at either a pass, merit or distinction. At the end of the Unit their overall grade is awarded and converted into points. These points contribute to 25% of their final BTEC Sport Grade.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 9 is:

  • Research the Rules of Badminton and explain them clearly, so that a complete novice could play the game by following your rules.
  • Edit your practical footage to use as evidence for your tactical and technical competency.
  • Recommend rule changes in Football, justify your choices and evaluate their impact on the game.

In Year 10 BTEC Sport your child will study Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport & Exercise, this is the externally assessed examination unit and includes:

  • The Components of Fitness
  • The components of Skill
  • The Principles of training
  • Training methods
  • Exercise Intensity
  • Fitness Testing
  • Interpreting Fitness results

 

Your child’s progress in this unit will be assessed formatively during each section, through a variety of recall tests, recap quizzes and exam questions. On completion of all the Unit content they will be assessed formally via an external 1hour 15minute online examination. Their result in this exam is given via a pass, merit or distinction grade. This overall grade is converted into points. These points contribute to 25% of their final BTEC Sport Grade.

Typical homework your child might get in Year 10 is:

  • Revise the principles of training and recall how to apply them to a variety of training methods
  • Create flashcards for the components of fitness and ask a peer to test your understanding.
  • Complete an 8-mark question in 15 minutes and self-mark it, using the mark scheme.