Single A Level equivalent qualification BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science
A vocational course that you study the science behind sporting success. Designed to support progression to higher education for those of you with a scientific background, that want to study other A level but still have a passion or interest in Sport and PE.
The combination of 4 different units across the 2 years, gives the variation, the challenge and greatest chances to achieve your potential. Studying Sport Science just makes sense.
The Sport Science course compliments many other A levels, including the sciences especially biology and psychology, as well as business studies. Offering you the career path you need, together with the very best teaching and learning experience from the PE department.
COURSE CONTENT AND ASSESSMENT
In Sport Science you will study 4 units covering:
- Human Anatomy
- Sport Psychology
- Sports Coaching
The first two units are assessed at the end of Year 12 in two external exams, in Year 13 both units are assessed in coursework portfolios. You are given opportunities to produce evidence that includes:
- Written documents detailing findings of their own research
- Case studies used to explore complex or unfamiliar situations
- Practical sessions and technical skills demonstrations
Developing the skills that universities and future employees value:
- The ability to learn independently
- The ability to research
- Being able to give presentations and being active group members
Students who are successful and achieve their potential with this qualification gain access to:
- Any University courses due to the UCAS points achieved.
- Further training or apprenticeships
- Any employment based on the combination of A levels that you chose to study.
To continue studying this course content at university, look out for careers such as:
- Sport and Exercise Science
Essential Requirements: 5 in English and Maths GCSE, 5 in GCSE PE, Merit in Sport Studies. Desirable Requirements: An active interest in sport involvement within the PE department, related work experience.