BTEC Sport Level 3




Btec Sport Lv3







  • 5 A*-C GCSE including English and Maths
  • A minimum of a C grade in PE or equivelent


Is this a new 2 Year linear A Level Subject?


If Yes see explanation below on how the 2 Year Course will be structured/examined

While this is not an ‘A’ Level subject the course does run over the course of the two years, with certification happening at the end of the second year.





1. In year 1 you will study Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness and Health Testing, and Assessing Risk in Sport. – If you continue in the second year you will study three further unit; Coaching, OAA and Fitness programming


2. The course is 100% Controlled Assignment based – you will complete 15 Assignments in Year 1 and a further 12 in the second year.


3. A compulsory element of the course is a week-long residential visit in the second year. While the cost of this trip is heavily subsidised there is a parent/carer contribution of approximately £175


4.  During the course, lessons will involve a number of differing delivery styles including; Discussion and group work, Lab Investigations and dissections, practical coaching and leadership, Visits to local sports facilities, Practical performance and testing.


5. Resources we use include a standard called Btec Sport Lv3 written by the exam board – but a key element of the course is researching and revising key terms and specialist language that may well be new to you. This will enable you to access the higher grades.


6. The PE Department have a strong record of success within all qualifications delivered. With many successful students going on to University to study sport related qualifications or directly in to working within the sports industry.


7.Class sizes are usually about 8 - 14 students ~ a good number for discussion and group work and the facilitation of practical.


8. To study Sport you should enjoy finding out about and understanding all aspects of sport and physical performance, whether that be physical, anatomical, cultural, historical or related to the sports industry. (NB* you will not be judged on your practical ability within a given sport).


9. Research and individual study is an important part of Lv3 Sport – you should also be prepared to work with others to produce presentation materials and in some cases lead lessons.


10. Lv3 Sport can be combined with all subjects  but works very well with courses such as; Biology, ICT, Public Services English.



Who should you see if you have further questions?

Please talk to Miss Hugo