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Holmer Green Senior School

Holmer Green Senior School

Sport - BTEC Level 3

This qualification is designed to develop the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills essential within the sports industry. The course incorporates a variety of both practical and theory teaching methods to enhance your learning and understanding.

The style of assessment is a real strength of the course, being a combination of coursework and exam based assessments, allowing students to reach their full potential. There is a diverse range of assessment methods used including: written assignments, group work, laboratory reports, presentations and practical tests.

Course Content

Year 12
Both written exam units are completed in this year.

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology focuses on the skeletal, muscular, respiratory and cardiodascular systems.

Unit 2: Fitness training and programming for Health, Sport and Well-being requires creating training programmes after analysing a performer’s needs.

Year 13

Both coursework units are completed in this year.

Unit 3 is concerned with researching careers in the sports’ industry and learning the skills required to gain these types of jobs.

Unit 5 uses advanced fitness testing to analyse and improve performance.


Exam Board : Edexcel

Both in Year 12

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes (30% of BTEC)

A combination of short answer questions.

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being

Written exam 2 hours 30 minutes with 4 hours preparation time based on pre-release material (30% of BTEC).

Head of subject : Mr R Ellis

Entry Requirements:

Grade 5 in GCSE PE if taken, 4 in  English Lang or Lit and 4,4 in Combined Science

Are you interested in: Anatomy and physiology, exercise science, careers in sport, fitness testing and designing training programmes?

Leading to a career in: Sports coaching, sports development, teaching, exercise physiology, sports medicine, any sports degree at university.

This subject goes well with: Biology, BTEC Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health and Social Care

Student views

“An enjoyable and interesting subject, with both theory and practical based lessons.”