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Sport Science

Course Description

The BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Sport is for learners who want to acquire sector-specific applied knowledge and skills through vocational contexts by exploring the different types and providers of sport and physical activity and the equipment and technology available for participation as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. They will also explore the different types of participant and their needs in order to gain an understanding of how to increase participation for others in sport and physical activity and further develop their knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology. Learners will undertake practical sessions to develop skills in planning and delivering sports activity sessions to participants. The qualification enables learners to develop their sector-specific skills, such as sport analysis and sports leadership, using realistic vocational contexts and personal skills, such as communication, planning, time management and teamwork through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden learners’ experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.

Theoretical Content

Components Studied:

1. Preparing participants to take part in Sport and Physical Activity

2. Taking part and improving other participants sporting performance

3. Developing fitness to improve other participants performance in Sport and Physical Activity

Assessment Structure

Components 1 and 2 are assessed through non-exam internal assessment. The non-exam internal assessment for these components has been designed to demonstrate application of the conceptual knowledge underpinning the sector through realistic tasks and activities.  There is one external assessment, Component 3, this is assessed via a 90 minute examination taken  in summer term of Year 11.
Special Features

This course is suited to students who favour coursework compared to exams in that 40% of the final mark is externally assessed in examination conditions. The course also does not require high levels of practical sporting ability, however a keen interest in sport and exercise is a key requirement.

Course is equivalent to one GCSE