KS4: BTEC Sport
At Key Stage 4 we want to further develop learners into rounded sports performers, and vice versa, utilizing them with skills to take into future professions.
Pupils will have the opportunity to engage in competitive sports and activities throughout each module.
Pupils can choose to study the Level 2 BTEC Tech Sport course, where we aim to help learners acquire theoretical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by exploring areas such as barriers to physical activity, technology in sport, and developing fitness.
Schedule of Learning
- Year 10: Component 1: Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity
- Year 10 & 11: Component 2: Taking Part and Improving Other Participant’s Sporting Performance
- Year 11: Component 3: Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participant’s Performance in Sport and Physical Activity
Those pupils who do not choose to study Sport will still be provided with practical PE lessons whereby they will experience a range of sports and exercise, with more emphasis on the choice and pathway the pupils want to take.
Our objective is to allow students to find an exercise route within which they are confident and provide them with the tools to independently access and stay fit, healthy, and active.
At all stages of PHE at Wilmington Academy, we want our learners to develop, try new activities, and become socially, personally, and morally confident. It is our intention to provide a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum for all pupils to benefit from sport and exercise.
At Key Stage 4 pupils will experience themed modules encompassing a range of sports, opening doors to new activities. Each term, pupils will be able to choose pathways in activities within which they want to engage
Pupils are not assessed in their performance (as there is no accreditation as part of core PE) instead an attitude to learning and engagement score is given.
The impact of sustaining a healthy and active lifestyle is well documented yet many adults fail to participate in recommended activity levels. Through our curriculum, we hope that students find not only an understanding of but a passion for sport and exercise. Pupils enjoy PE and Health at Wilmington Academy and the curriculum is routinely adapted to reflect the global context at the time e.g. Olympics, World Cups.
As a qualification, we enjoy excellent results from students studying the BTEC Sport courses and many students go on to study Sports either here at Wilmington Academy or at College.
Many students achieve the equivalent of 4-9 grades in the BTEC course with most students achieving above their target grades, with plenty of Distinction / Distinction* level grades. PHE at Wilmington Academy offers an inclusive curriculum that pupils of all abilities are able to achieve. We are a deeply passionate department with shared values, aiming to provide high-quality teaching and learning opportunities to all students.
If chosen the BTEC Sport-tech award gives learners the opportunity to build skills that show an aptitude for further learning, both in the sporting sector and more widely.
BTEC assessment approaches help pupils to be successful in building skills and motivated to engage fully with challenging study.
There is no limit to progression options as the skills acquired are applicable to a range of post-16 study options.
BTEC Tech Sport is broken down into three components:
- Component 1 – Controlled Assessment
- Component 2 – Controlled Assessment
- Component 3 – External assessment (Exam)
Students can achieve a level 1 pass, merit or distinction award, or a level 2 pass, merit, distinction award.
Components 1 and 2 are assessed through a non-exam internal assessment. The non-exam internal assessment for these components has been designed to demonstrate the application of the conceptual knowledge, through realistic tasks and activities
There is one external assessment, Component 3, which provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. Component 3 builds directly on Components 1 and 2 and enables learning to be brought together and related to a real-life situation. Pupils will sit this exam in Year 11.
For more information, please read our assessment recording and reporting cycle.