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Sixth Form

Physical Education

Course Title: 


BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Extended in Sport

Exam Board:



What is it all about?

Students who study sport are in increasing demand, particularly when considering the drive of athletes to maximise their potential alongside the current efforts of the UK to keep the health of the nation as a priority. The number of careers available in sport and exercise is ever increasing both nationally and locally, making now an incredibly exciting time to study sport and exercise.

BTEC Sport will help you to develop a detailed insight into physiology, fitness training, performance analysis and its impact on you as a performer, you will also spend time planning a career for yourself within the sport sector.

This course will give students the knowledge and skills to either continue their studies in sport or access an apprenticeship on completion of their time at Lady Lumley’s.


Want to know more?

How will I be assessed?


The course will involve 2 exams, Anatomy and Physiology in year 1 and Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being in year 2, each of these is worth 30% of the final grade. The course will also involve 2 coursework units worth 20% each, during year one this will be Practical Sport and in year 2 it will be Professional Development in the Sports Industry, each of these units will involve 2/3 pieces of coursework.

What are the entrance requirements?


GCSE Physical Education or Level 2 BTEC in Sport is preferred but not essential.

What skills do I need?


Primarily, an interest in sport is necessary, playing sport outside of school is not essential but make the course more straightforward. Time management and an excellent work ethic will also help the students to reap the most out of the course.

Enthusiasm and resilience from both a practical and theoretical perspective are of equal importance.

Future prospects?


Some suggestions of further studies are sport, sport and exercise science, physiotherapy, nutrition, sports coaching, sports management, personal training.

Previous students have also moved onto apprenticeships with local sport and exercise providers.

What do our students say?

I find all aspects of BTEC Sport interesting, especially in Year 13, as we are now learning about different careers within the sporting industry, this has given me an idea of what I want to do with my future’.


‘It’s a really interesting subject. I especially enjoyed the Physiology and Anatomy topics purely because it is so fascinating. Being able to apply what we learn out of school is also very cool’.


‘I enjoy taking BTEC Sport as it allows me to understand more about how the body works and how it is affected, both positively and negatively. I find this significantly useful due to me playing in a local women's netball league’.



Mr Walton discusses level 3 BTEC course

Some of our current students answer questions about the BTEC course.

Coast and Vale Learning Trust

About Coast and Vale Learning Trust

The Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough aims to improve education in the locality through establishing coherent and collaborative practice across schools and other educational institutions in the area.

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