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Sport BTEC

Subject: Physical Education

Students will learn about a range of sports, their history, and current issues within them. Students are provided the opportunity to fulfil their roles and responsibilities to develop their leadership skills that allow them to communicate what they think, feel, observe, and understand. 

What will students learn? 

When entering key stage 4, students will be on either GCSE Sport Science or BTEC Sport option, which allows them to study the subject in a lot more detail. With more curriculum time here, students can have a practical and theoretical understanding towards the subject. Students look to explore their analysis and performance understanding in greater depth, through observational and technological analysis, which highlights not only assessment, but another type of area in the industry they could go into. 

All students participate in Core PE at KS4, whether they select PE as an option subject or not. Here they follow each of the following strands: Competition, Leadership and Fitness. During these units of work, they experience a different approach to physical activity that will look to generate interest from students that will enable lifelong engagement in physical activity. Examples of options offered are exercise to music, netball and volleyball. While on the leadership strand, students can achieve the Sports Leaders UK award, where they are able to demonstrate their leadership qualities by running a sporting event/lesson to a group over time.  

In KS4 students will study

At BTEC, the course follows the order of units, finishing the course with the synoptic unit, Unit 3, where students' knowledge and understanding has been built up over time to really showcase here. We start with Unit 1 in year 10, as this is an externally assessed unit, where students spend time recapping and developing their knowledge further from units of work at key stage 3 in fitness. For the optional unit, as a centre, we select Unit 6, Leading Sports Activities, as students spend all of key stage 3 developing these qualities that allow them to be awarded a strong mark for this unit.

What examinations / assessments do students have at the end of KS4?

Exam board: Pearson

  • Unit 1 - Fitness for Sports and Exercise (External unit)
  • Unit 2 - Practical Sport Performance (internal unit)
  • Unit 3 - Applying the Principles of Personal Training (internal unit)
  • Unit 6 - Leading Sports Activities (internal unit)

How will students receive feedback?

At Paddington, all students will receive regular feedback from formative assessment tasks. Within the curriculum, specific tasks are allocated for feedback. This ensures all students gain regular feedback. Teachers will mark student work and provide targeted feedback that enables students to improve their work and make progress. To support student understanding, teachers plan high-quality re-teach time to prepare students for their feedback. Across each term, students will receive feedback from multiple tasks.

What resources can be used to support learning?

  • Students have a 100% book that contains the knowledge organisers with core knowledge for each component of the GCSE course and each unit of the BTEC course. Students can use this to revise the key information through self-quizzing.
  • Students will have access to a revision resource website called The Everlearner, that the department subscribes to, where students on both the GCSE and BTEC course can use to help with exam preparation and knowledge recall.


KS4 Sport BTEC Overview


Sport BTEC Option Video



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