PE (Sport) Course Outline

Qualification - GCSE

You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills
required for the sports sector:

• Fitness for Sport and Exercise
• Practical Performance in Sport
• Applying the Principles of Personal Training

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one further
• Leading Sports Activities

These units will be delivered through both practical and theory lessons.

Students are expected to engage fully in all sports covered as a performer, leader and official.

Although not critical, it is beneficial for students to be taking part in and to have an active interest in sport outside of school.

Skills Required

To be successful you need:
• to be interested and actively involved in team and individual sport.
• a desire to develop a holistic understanding of PE, sport and sport science.

External Assessment Method (25%)

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise – online test
  • Internal Assessment Method (75%)
  • Practical Performance in Sport – theoretical and practical assessment of performance in two sports.
  • Applying the Principles of Personal Training – design, implement and review a training programme.
  • Leading Sports Activities – plan, lead and review a sporting session to younger children.

Post 16 Opportunities and careers

The course leads on perfectly to the level 3 option which is delivered in the 6th Form.

This can lead to careers in coaching, sports development, physiotherapy, sports management, physical training, nutritionist and even teaching.

 “BTEC Sport is great as it allows me to learn more about sport than just playing. It has helped me understand how I can lead a healthy, active lifestyle.” Emily





Videos from the Department

Miss Turner introduces the PE department, the course and discusses what you will study and explore.