The content for this qualification has been developed in
consultation with academics, employers and professional
Students will study three mandatory units:
• Anatomy and physiology: students study how the skeletal,
muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function
and the fundamentals of the energy systems.
• Fitness training and programming for health, sport
and well-being: students explore client screening and
lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness
programming to support improvements in a client’s
health and well-being.
• Professional development in the sports industry: students
develop the knowledge and skills required for different
career pathways in the sports industry.
create a personal skills audit, career action plan and
practical interview assessment activities.
Students will study one of the following optional units (to
be confirmed at the start of course):
• Sports leadership
• Application of fitness testing
• Sports psychology
• Practical sports performance
Unit 1 - Written Examination
Unit 2 - Controlled Synoptic Assessment
Unit 3 - Internal Coursework Assessment
Unit 4 - Internal Coursework Assessment
A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.
Grade 4 OR BTEC Sport Level 2 Merit in Sport (if studied)
The PE department provides opportunities to take part in various sporting fixtures each week as part of the Sixth Form programme. These will be extremely valuable in contributing to students learning experience and applying theoretical knowledge. We also offer numerous extra curricular clubs and teams in lower school that Sixth Form students will be able to help with e.g. school sports day, inter-house sport. In addition, High Storrs has a newly refurbished fitness suite open to students to use at their leisure and may be used to support BTEC Sport learning.
The qualification carries UCAS points and supports access to a range of higher education courses, enabling students to study sport in higher education. Such courses can include: Sport Studies and Business, Sport Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science.