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Edexcel BTEC First Award in Sport

Students must complete all coursework to a minimum of a pass level to gain the award .The award can be awarded at a pass, merit or distinction level.

  • Pass is equivalent to 1 GCSE grade C
  • Merit is equivalent to 1 GCSE grade B
  • Distinction is equivalent to 1 GCSE grade A

Students must complete 4 units - Units 1 & 2 are mandatory

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Externally Assessed)
  • Unit 2: Practical Sport
  • Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness
  • Unit 6: Leading Sporting Activities

Students learn the content of each unit through a mixture of practical work and class room based theory work. Assignments are then set for students to complete by the designated hand in date. Work may be completed using IT to ensure a neat presentation. Frequently students will be set a task, which can be answered in different ways:

e.g. A student could be asked " Describe six risks associated with taking part in sport."

The student will then be given options of how to present the evidence for assessment:

e.g. Answer by

  • Completing a table
  • Producing a poster
  • Giving a PowerPoint presentation
  • Practical demonstration

These assignments are vital coursework assessments and are to be completed as homework for assessment submission or planned at home to present in a lesson to your tutor.

If coursework is submitted on time, the teacher will grade the work and if necessary make recommendations for improvement within a stated timeline.

Attendance, and keeping up with deadlines for work submission are essential to success and a requirement set by Edexcel.

Students will be given further details on the course content, procedures and methods of assessment in an induction session in September.

Students opting for this course will have four lessons plus one core lesson of Physical Education.

Many aspects of the course overlap the current WJEC GCSE PE Course e.g. practical sport, fitness testing and training methods. Therefore when students have completed their BTEC coursework we will aim to cover the GCSE PE syllabus with a view to entering students. This will mean that successful completion of this course provides the opportunity to achieve two GCSE equivalents.