The Edexcel BTEC Sport First Award is delivered at KS4 as an option choice for pupils to take. The subject is assessed in both practical and theory elements and there is one exam for the unit of Fitness Testing which is an on-screen exam using computers.
Others units studied throughout the course are; Practical Sports Performance, Leading Sports Activities and The Sports Performer in Action. These units look at how the body works and responds during exercise, what it takes to become a successful sports leader, and rules and responsibilities within a range of different sports.
Although you don’t have to be a top sports performer to be successful in this course, you must have a keen interest in sport and be able to demonstrate basic skills and knowledge in a variety of different sports and activities.
Details of any relevant websites and revision guides to support the qualification.
The BTEC Sport First Award textbook is available to all pupils in school to use.
The Edexcel website for BTEC Sport First Award with give details for examples of the on screen test:
How will the KS4 qualification prepare my child for life in modern Britain?
The BTEC Sport qualification ensures that pupils are equipped with the correct skills and qualities to become a successful young leader in the global workforce. It also prepares pupils to be able to understand and apply rules, roles and responsibilities in all aspects of sport that translates into wider society.
Information about extra-curricular sessions and extended learning opportunities available to my child.
BTEC Sport pupils are expected to take part in extracurricular clubs and join school teams. This will enhance their practical skills but also improve their knowledge and understanding about the rules, regulations and roles of officials in the different sports.
There are regular opportunities to expand on skills learnt during the Leading Sports Activities unit by supporting KS3 clubs at lunchtimes and after school as a Young Leader.
What Post-16 opportunities or potential pathways could this qualification unlock for my child?
This course gives pupils a general basis for many sports-related careers such as teaching, coaching, leisure industry and personal fitness training. Many pupils leave the school to study Level 3 BTECs at National level before attending university or moving into the global workforce.
Does my child need any specialist equipment for this subject?
Full Coseley PE kit is worn for all practical based activities.
ICT suites are used for assignment writing and completing relevant coursework.