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Sport

Our intention through our teaching is to use sport to develop The Roseland PE values of Knowledge, determination, respect, extra-curricular involvement and physical development in the students of our School. Our intent is also to allow students to experience sport in a school setting so that they feel confident and will want to take part in sport outside of school as part of a healthy active lifestyle.

Pearson L1/L2 BTEC First Award in Sport

What does the qualification cover?

This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.

The qualification, which is the same size and level as a GCSE, is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the sport industry. You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector:

● Fitness for sport and exercise

● Practical performance in sport

● Applying the principles of personal training.

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing a further unit, covering:

● Leading sports activities.

How will I be assessed?

You will carry out tasks/assignments throughout the course. Your teacher will mark these, and so you will receive feedback as to how you are getting on. For the assessment for Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, you will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole. The assessment for Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise is an onscreen test which is set and marked by Pearson.

Where will this take me?

If you are interested in taking your study of sport further, the subject-specific knowledge and skills outlined above, and developed through studying this qualification, will give you a strong foundation for academic or vocational study at level 3, including apprenticeships.

What other subjects go well with sport?

This qualification is designed to be taken as part of a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 4. It will go particularly well alongside GCSEs in EBacc subjects (including biology), GCSEs in creative subjects (such as drama, music and art) and/or other Technical Awards (e.g. BTEC Health and Social Care, BTEC Business or Tech Award DIT) to provide both curriculum breadth and the skills you need to make informed choices about study post-16.

Why study a sports course?

Sport, activity and fitness is a growing industry: it is expected to increase in size by 11 per cent by 2020. There are currently over 400,000 jobs in the UK. Sport, activity and fitness also has a positive impact on the health of the nation. Regular sport and physical activity can reduce the risk of many chronic conditions and illnesses, including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer and obesity. The Department of Health and Social Care is encouraging inactive people to take up activity in any form and the government has broadened Sport England’s role to cover both sport and physical activity, including cycling, dancing and walking. There has never been a better time to study sport, activity and fitness.