What do I need?

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics, English Language, Physical Education and Science.

Why study BTEC Sports Performance & Excellence?

Cambridge Technical Sport & Physical Activity offers students a broad and varied course on everything a passionate sports person needs. It combines knowledge of the human body, psychology, sports coaching and much more. The qualification is coursework based, with final examinations in Year 12 and Year 13, allowing students to be assessed in a variety of ways to ensure they reach their desired grade.

What will I study?

Up to a maximum of 11 core units that are listed below are to be covered over two years for the Diploma. 5 units will be studied for the Extended Certificate over two years.

Unit 1 Body systems and the effect of physical activity

Unit 2 Sports coaching and activity leadership

Unit 3 Sports organisation and development

Unit 4 Working safely in sport

Unit 5 Performance management

Unit 8 Organisation of sports events

Unit 11 Physical activity for specific groups

Unit 13 Health and fitness testing

Unit 17 Sports Injuries

Unit 18 Practical skills in sport

Unit 19 Sport and exercise psychology

Each student will be given the opportunity to participate in the Community Sports Leaders Award Level 2 and 3. 


How will I be assessed?

The new Cambridge National will assess you in two ways:

Assignments - You will complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario and produce a portfolio of evidence.

Written Exams - You will draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in test conditions


Where can the subject lead?

Sport & Physical Activity can lead to a wide range of careers and university courses including:

  • Sports Development
  • Sports Management
  • Teacher Training in Physical Education
  • Community Sports Work
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Physiotherapy and Sports Injury
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