Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 1 / 2 Award in Sport
A BTEC Level 2 First in Sport is a vocational course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The BTEC Level 2 Award is the equivalent to a full GCSE grades 9-1 .The course is 75% internally assessed through coursework and 25% externally examined through an online exam. Pupils will cover four units; one of which is an online external examination.
In addition to the 1 hour of 'Core' PE BTEC students will get 5 hours across 2 weeks for BTEC Sport. It is at the teachers discretion as to whether 1 or more of those 5 are practical, but it can depend on the unit.
All students take two core units, which will be completed in Year 10 (with the first being the Unit 1 Exam):
- Unit 1: Fitness For Sport and Exercise (External online assessment)
- Unit 2: Practical Sport Performance (Internal assessment)
*Students need to be competent in two sports
Students then learn two other specialist units below, which will be completed in Year 11:
- Unit 3: Training and Personal Fitness (synoptic assessment)
- Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities (Internal assessment)
*Time is approximately split-75% in the classroom and 25% in practical lessons.
For further information on the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Specification please click on the link: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html