Courses

Physical Education

BTEC Level 3 Sport

The BTEC Sport course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of how sport plays a role in society and the values and ethics gained through sport. The course will give you the opportunity to progress to employment or further studies in the sport and leisure industry.

We offer two qualifications at The Arnewood School:

> Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport. (Yr12)

> Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence. (Yr13)

The Year 12 course comprises of four mandatory units of study. Units 1&2 are externally marked units; Unit 1 being a written exam and Unit 2 being an examined written task. The other two units are internally assessed. The Year 13 course (National Diploma) is made up of the same four units from the Extended Certificate course, two further mandatory units, of which one is externally marked followed by three optional internally assessed units.

Year 12

Mandatory units:

UNIT 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport. (exam)

UNIT 2: Fitness Training (written task)

UNIT 3: Professional Development (internally assessed)

UNIT 4: Sports Leadership (internally assessed)

Year 13

Mandatory units:

UNIT 22: Investigating Business in Sport (externally assessed)

UNIT 23: Skill acquisition in Sport (internally assessed)

Optional units: (all internally assessed)

UNIT 6: Sports Psychology

UNIT 7: Practical Sports Performance

UNIT 8: Coaching for Performance

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade 5 and above which MUST include English and Science.

Examination arrangements and weightings

Units of the Extended Certificate & Diploma courses are either assessed internally or externally and grades are based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. The unit grades awarded are: PASS MERIT or DISTINCTION.

Recommended support materials and revision guides

The course follows the Pearson syllabus for which the department provides the appropriate books and other resources in our classroom.

Careers

What can I do after I’ve completed the course?

BTEC Sport provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers in teaching and coaching, the leisure industry, recreational management, the health and fitness industry, sports medicine and physiotherapy, as well as professional sports.

Physical Education AS/A2 Level

You will follow the OCR AS and A2 Level Physical Education courses.

The specifications cover a wide range of disciplines with the focal point being the performer and the performance.

AS Examination

There are 3 components:

  1. Physiological factors affecting Performance (Anatomy & physiology, Exercise physiology, Biomechanics.)
  2. Psychological & Socio-Cultural themes in PE (Skill acquisition, Sport psychology, Sport & Society)
  3. Performance within Physical Education (Part 1 – Performance/ coaching of a sport or activity. Part 2 – Analysis and Evaluation of performance for improvement of a sport or activity.)

A2 Examination

There are 4 components:

  1. Physiological factors affecting Performance (Anatomy & physiology, Exercise physiology, Biomechanics.)
  2. Psychological Factors Affecting Performance (Skill acquisition, Sport psychology)
  3. Socio-cultural and Contemporary Issues (Sport, Society and Technological influences)
  4. Performance within Physical Education (Part 1 – Performance/ coaching of a sport or activity. Part 2 – Analysis and Evaluation of performance for improvement of a sport or activity.)
Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade 5 and above, preferably with GCSE PE as one of those.

Examination arrangements and weightings

AS Level – Component 1 is a 1 hour 15 minute paper worth 35%, Component 2 is also 1 hour 15 minutes worth 35%, Component 3 is a non exam assessment worth 30%

A2 Level – Component 1 is a 2 hour paper worth 30%, Component 2 is 1 hour worth 20%, Component 3 is also 1 hour worth 20%, Component 4 is a non exam assessment worth 30%.

Recommended support materials and revision guides

The course follows the OCR syllabus for which the department provides the appropriate books in the resource room.

Careers

What can I do after I’ve completed the course?

A level PE provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers in teaching and coaching, the leisure industry, recreational management, the health and fitness industry, sports medicine and physiotherapy, as well as professional sports.