Key Stage 5
In 6th form there are lots of options to study PE and sport, These are:
- Btec Level 3 Diploma in Sports Coaching (edexcel)
- AS and A Level GCE Physical Education (AQA exam board)
- Level 3 sports leader and community sports leader
- Level 2 options such as BTEC Award and GCSE
BTEC level 3 Diploma is sport
Students at Level 3 get the option to study 9 units over a two year course. All work is assessed via course work. Students are expected to produce written work and gain video evidence.
- Unit 1 : Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. Students who want a career in science will love this unit. They will learn about the components of each of the body’s systems.
- Unit 2 : The Physiology of Fitness : Students will learn about the effects of exercise on each of the body’s systems
- Unit 3 : Assessing Risk in Sport. Students will learn about health and safety in sport and the governing bodies who are in charge of this.
- Unit 6 : Sports Development. Students who want a career in sports development will thrive from this unit learning about the structure and jobs within the sports development world.
- Unit 7 : Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise Science : This is a real hands on unit where pupils will test their fitness and review their health.
- Unit 9 : Practical Sports performance : The assessment in this unit comes from showing your skills and tactics in 2 individual sports such as athletics, badminton, trampolining etc
- Unit 17 : Psychology for sports performance. This unit looks at the mind of a performer and why the make certain decisions or act in certain ways. Do you have an elite mind?
- Unit 4 : Fitness training and programming. Students create a fitness training programme and follow it to review the benefits of training.
- Unit 5 : Sports coaching. Students look at what makes a good sports leader. They create sessions and lead them to others.
- Unit 8 : Practical Team sports. Like unit 9, students look at the skills and tactics needed in team sports. Video evidence will be used for assessment.
- Unit 13 : Leadership in Sport. Students will look further in sports leadership and what makes a good coach or manager.
- Unit 22: Rules Regulations and officiating in Sport. A great unit for aspiring officials, this unit looks at the skills of an official and how to officiate.
- Unit 23 : Organising Sports Events. For those who want to go into sport event management this unit will look at how to organise, run and successfully manage a sports event.
AS and A Level
This course comprises of two qualifications students can achieve.
AS in Year 12 (Half an A-level and UCAS points)
A2 in Year 13 (Completion of AS and A2 units = Full A-level qualification and 140 UCAS points)
Unit 1: (Theory Exam – 84 marks - 2 hour Exam Paper – 4 Components)
- Component 1- Anatomy and Physiology
- Component 2- Skill Acquisition
- Component 3- Opportunities to Participate
- Component 4 – (Practical) Learning & Coaching– 1 hour a fortnight)
UNIT 2: (Practical Element – x2 Sport Assessment - 100 marks)
- You will be moderated in 2 sports in either the role of a performer/ coach or official.
- You are not assessed in a fully competitive situation
- You are assessed on core skills in your sport and in conditioned practices
UNIT 3: (Theory Exam – 84 marks - 2 hour Exam Paper – 3 Components)
- Component 1 - Anatomy and Physiology (10%) Mr Jones – (2 hours a week)
- Component 2 - Sport Psychology (10%) - Mr Jones- (1 hour a week)
- Component 3 - Contemporary Issues (10%) Miss Wozniak (1 hour a week)
UNIT 4: (Practical and Coursework Element – x1 Sport Assessment = 60 marks & Coursework = 60marks )
There are 3 Sections to UNIT 4
- Section A = Practical Assessment (60marks) as a Performer, Coach or Official in your sport and you will assessed in a fully competitive situation.
- For your practical assessment you must demonstrate a physiological + psychological preparation (warm up, mental rehearsal.)
- Section B + C = Coursework Element) (60 marks)
- 6 weaknesses in your sport that you are performing in for section A of Unit 4
Level 3 Sports leadership
The Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to lead unsupervised groups of people in sport and recreational activities. This qualification builds upon the skills and experience gained through the Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership and the Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership.
Students will be assessed on 30 hours of sports leadership over the course of the year.