Head of Department: Mrs Sarah Carvell
Exam board: Pearson
This Level 3 National Diploma BTEC in Sport and Exercise Science is equivalent to 2 A Levels, both in terms of UCAS tariff points and in teaching contact time.
You will study one A Level subject alongside this BTEC course. This subject cannot be A Level PE.
You will study eight units in total. Six are mandatory units, which include:
- Functional anatomy
- Applied sport and exercise psychology
- Field and laboratory fitness testing
- Coaching for performance and fitness
- Applied research methods in sport and exercise science
The two optional units may include:
- Specialised fitness training
- Research project in sport and exercise science
There are three types of assessment on this course: assignments (internally assessed) which are practical tasks set in work-related scenarios; tasks (externally assessed) which are practical, work-related scenarios completed in realistic, time-based situations, and written exams, which are also externally assessed. If you successfully complete the qualification you will be awarded a Diploma with grades ranging from PP to D*D*.
The entry criteria for students to study the BTEC course differ slightly from those needed for the traditional A Level programme. You will need six grade 5s at GCSE, including, ideally, a grade 7 in the subject you will be studying as your single A Level subject, or in a relevant subject, eg a grade 7 in Maths if you want to study A Level Business.
This is a new subject at Ipswich School