KS4 BTEC Sport First Award (PE)
Course title and type of qualification: BTEC First Award in Sport
What will I learn?
BTEC Sport is vocational qualification, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Learners are required to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: teamwork; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.
Students will apply their knowledge and understanding in vocational and realistic contexts, develop and apply practical and technical skills, acting with increasing independence and develop generic skills for work through management of self, working in a team and the use of a variety of relevant communication and presentation skills.
The course is assessed over three years through coursework plus a tested unit. It would suit those students who prefer, and do better in project work rather than exams. This qualification is awarded with Pass, Merit and Distinction (*) grading equal to one 1 - 5 GCSE grade. It is made up of four units:
How will I be assessed?
Students will complete the three internal units with only one submission and will be graded Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction* based on the criteria for the specific unit. The externally assessed unit is completed as an online test which lasts for one hour and has 50 marks. Observation records will be carried out and signed by teachers to confirm students have completed all work including practical tasks, presentations, interviews and comment on time management, organisation and self-discipline.
What could I move onto?
The course has a clear transition route from BTEC Sport Level 2 to Level 3 BTEC (Sport) at Sixth Form. This is a fantastic course for students who are thinking about a career in sport or other sports-related careers such sports coaching, sports development officer, sports therapist etc.
Examination Board: Edexcel