Sport Studies

COURSE OVERVIEW: SPORTS STUDIES

The aim of this qualification is to develop a range of skills in sport and physical activity in different contexts and roles.  Pupils are assessed in their own practical ability and also in their ability to lead physical activities, umpire, referee and coach.  Pupils are assessed in 4 different units throughout Year 9, 10 and 11. The 4 units cover a variety of sports based topics including: Practical Performance, Factors affecting participation, Sport and the Media, Sport Leadership.

Year 9

Half Term 1

Practical: Badminton Performing and Badminton Officiating.

Half Term 2

Practical: Handball Performing and Handball Officiating

Half Term 3

Practical: Table Tennis Performing and Table Tennis Officiating.

Half Term 4

Practical: Basketball Performing and Basketball Officiating.

Half Term 5

Practical: Athletics Performing and Athletics Officiating.

Half Term 6

Practical: Cricket Performing and Cricket Officiating.


Year 10

Half Term 1

Unit R053 – Sports Leadership

Learning Outcome 1: Know the personal qualities, styles, roles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership.

Half Term 2

Unit R053 – Sports Leadership

Learning Outcome 2: Be able to plan sports activity sessions.

Half Term 3

Unit R053 – Sports Leadership

Learning Outcome 3: Be able to deliver a sports activity session.

Learning Outcome 4: Be able to evaluate own performance in delivering a sports activity session.

Half Term 4

Unit R054 – Sport and the Media

Learning Outcome 1: Know how sport is covered across the media

Half Term 5

Unit R054 – Sport and the Media

Learning Outcome 2: Understand positive effects that the media can have on sport.

Learning Outcome 3: Understand negative effects that the media can have on sport.

Half Term 6

Unit R054 – Sport and the Media

Learning Outcome 4: Understand the relationship between sport and the media.

Learning Outcome 5: Be able to evaluate media coverage of sport.


Year 11

Half Term 1

Unit R053 – Sports Leadership

Learning Outcome 1: Know the personal qualities, styles, roles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership.

Learning Outcome 2: Be able to plan sports activity sessions.

Half Term 2

Unit R053 – Sports Leadership

Learning Outcome 3: Be able to deliver a sports activity session.

Learning Outcome 4: Be able to evaluate own performance in delivering a sports activity session.

Half Term 3

Unit R054 – Sport and the Media

Learning Outcome 1: Know how sport is covered across the media.

Learning Outcome 2: Understand positive effects that the media can have on sport.

Learning Outcome 3: Understand negative effects that the media can have on sport.

Half Term 4

Unit R054 – Sport and the Media

Learning Outcome 4: Understand the relationship between sport and the media.

Learning Outcome 5: Be able to evaluate media coverage of sport.

Course Components:

The course consists of 4 units in total, consisting of both mandatory and optional units.   

Fitness for Sport and Exercise (On-line examination) (25% of total BTEC) Core Unit

This component focuses on the fitness elements of sport. Students will study the components of fitness and the principles of training. They will also research the different training methods, as well as becoming familiar with a range of fitness tests to determine fitness levels

This component is externally assessed using a 1 hour on-screen examination. Edexcel sets and marks the assessment.

Practical sports performance (NEA) (25 % of total BTEC) Core Unit

This component focuses on practical performance in two selected sports. Students will be required to demonstrate a range and skills, techniques and tactics in the selected sports. In addition, they will develop an understanding of the rule, regulations and scoring system for each selected sport. Students will also be required to review, analysis and evaluate sporting performance in their selected sports.

This component is a non-exam assessment (NEA) assessed internally by the centre and externally verified by Pearson.

Additional Optional Units x 2 (NEA) (50% of total BTEC)

This component is a non-exam assessment (NEA) assessed internally by the centre and externally verified by Edexcel. Students will study two further optional units chosen from the following: The Mind and Sports Performance, the Sports Performer in Action or Training for Personal Fitness and Leading Sports Activities.

Course Information

Course Name: Sport
Qualification Type: BTEC First
Awarding Body: Pearson
Qualification code: 600/4779/3

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The PE Department offer a rich and varied programme of extra-curricular clubs for students wishing to stretch and develop their abilities. In addition, at KS4, catch up and support is available on a one to one basis / small groups where necessary. Some of the activities on offer include:

  1. Netball Club KS3 Tues / KS4 Thurs 3.15 – 4.30pm
  2. Handball Club Mon 3.15 – 4.30pm
  3. Hockey KS3 Weds 3.15 – 4.30pm
  4. Football Club (Girls) Fri 3.10 – 4.30pm
  5. Rugby / Football training (Boys)
  6. Trampolining Club Fri 3.15-4.30pm
  7. Fitness Club Weds and Fri 3.15 -4.30pm
  8. Recreational Badminton – Lunchtime
  9. GCSE Earlybird Revision – Tues 8.00 – 8.40am
  10. BTEC Sport support Mon 3.10-4.10pm